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The artisans of Sandur live in the mountainous regions of India and aim to promote and preserve the traditional craft of the region. All stages of production are handled by rural women who face challenges such as drought and lack of education. The village women spend time on their handiwork after they have finished their other responsibilities such as childcare, housework, etc. Even a few dollars of extra income can go a LONG way for these women. In addition to helping put bread, or "naan" on the table, a little additional income brings with it added respect, empowerment, and increased opportunity for education for their children. Elevita is proud to carry the lovely Ladybug Bracelets made by these women from polished tree resin.