Colorful Wrapped Wire Birds

Colorful Wrapped Wire Birds

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Wire and metal crafting is made by artisans at Johra & Bohra Handicrafts in Behat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. These products are all wrapped by hand and our artisans are always learning and designing new shapes for use.

  • Made from reclaimed metal wire
  • Frame is soldered for durability
  • Wire is wrapped around frame
  • Coated in protective layer
  • Size: 7" L x 5" H

We talked with artisan Khalil Ahmed, business owner, who said he started this business out of necessity 8 years ago. He and his 3 brothers faced hardship after their farm was not able to support putting their kids through school or buying necessities for the families. After learning about fair trade, they partnered with a NGO to start the business and has been able to receive steady work ever since. The NGO continues to ensure they are paid fairly and are in good working conditions. Khalil now employs 10 people and runs his own workshop. His profits have steadily increased over the years!