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What is a Mandala?

2022-05-24T14:56:03+01:00

A Mandala is a spiritual or ritual geometric configuration of symbols or a map. In Buddhism and Hinduism teachings, it represents the universe. The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is "circle". Circles have very powerful significance in countless countries, religions and traditions. Mandala Circles Design In "Jungian psychology", a mandala as [...]

What is a Mandala?2022-05-24T14:56:03+01:00

“A Tasty Thai Treat Tucked Away on Fleet Street, Liverpool”

2021-09-08T08:52:26+01:00

I`m a committed "foodie" and particularly like Thai food. Here is my full, detailed review of a favourite Thai restaurant in Liverpool city-centre - Spice Thai... "This was my 2nd visit to Spice Thai and I`m delighted to report that the quality of the food & the enjoyable dining experience has been maintained. HOW TO [...]

“A Tasty Thai Treat Tucked Away on Fleet Street, Liverpool”2021-09-08T08:52:26+01:00

Worry Dolls explained…

2021-09-08T08:45:57+01:00

What exactly are Worry Dolls? Worry Dolls, or sometimes called Trouble Dolls (in Spanish they are refered to as Muñeca quitapena) are small, "dolls" that originate from Guatemala, although they are also found in parts of Mexico.   Map of Guatemala and surrounding Central American countries HOW ARE WORRY DOLLS MADE? Worry [...]

Worry Dolls explained…2021-09-08T08:45:57+01:00

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making and the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.

2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

TARA Projects was founded in 1973 by an ex-Indian Army officer & professor called Shyam Sharma to help poorly-organised artisans in Delhi. Professor Shyam Sharma showed his commitment to "Trade Alternative Reform Action" by travelling from village to village around Delhi and providing loan funds & skills training to a few small marginalised communities in [...]

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making and the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

How Asha Handicrafts Association Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India

2021-11-02T19:01:48+00:00

Asha Handicrafts Association was founded in 1975 and is.... "a brand with a hope for artisans from India, where ideas are hand-crafted into beautiful and luxurious lifestyle products." Their vision and mission is.... "to provide marketing support to our artisans through a sustainable global market and help them to preserve the art and craft of [...]

How Asha Handicrafts Association Supports Fair Trade Artisans in India2021-11-02T19:01:48+00:00

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