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The Spiral Foundation
a non-profit humanitarian organization

This colorful bowl has been handcrafted in Nepal by artisans in the remote mountain villages of Lapa, Tipling and Shertung. It is made using discarded plastic wrappers from popular manufactured food products brought in from the cities. Recycling programs have been started in the villages to encourage the collection of the non biodegradable "trash" and to educate about the importance of protecting the natural ecology. Net proceeds from the purchase of this gift item provides livelihood for these artisans and support primary healthcare and community education through Himalayan Health Care.

To see more baskets, visit their Yahoo photo album, to order email Rebekka Sachs for price (remember to specify shipped price to your zip code).
Basket prices are, generally:
Rec. plastic bowl (small) $ 10.00
Rec. plastic bowl (med) $ 14.00
Rec. plastic bowl (large) $ 18.00

Ram Hari Bowl $ 8.00

Pine Needle Group Logo, created by Carol Antrim