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Ten Thousand Villages

Surprise Kantha Coasters

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The Surprise Kantha Coasters are reversible and as unique as the people using them. Each one may be a different color and pattern because they're handstitched from reclaimed sari. They include a chip bag middle layer to help protect tables from moisture stains. Saris that may have a tear in them are no longer suitable for wearing but have plenty of beautiful material to cut up into new, upcycled uses, like these cheerful coasters. Ethically handcrafted in small batches by environmentalist artisans with Prokritee, an organization in Bangladesh that provides jobs and skills training for women in under‒resourced communities. It employs women traditionally excluded from the market: widows, heads of households, rural poor, or landless without another source of income. Materials: 100% cotton, chip bags - Measures: 4"SQ - Colors: Vary - Notes: Colors and patterns vary due to the upcycled nature of sari. Come tied with jute string. - Handcrafted in Bangladesh