Working to provide a steady stream of work for its artisans, the Salvadoran cooperative God's Seed presents this religious wall cross. Crafted of pinewood in a lively shape, the cross is carefully painted by hand to feature colorful floral motifs and the image of a bird.
- Fair Trade is so much more than a product assortment. It's about safe workplaces, fair wages and investments in the community
- Hand-painted pinewood
- This is a unique handcrafted item. Woodgrain or color may slightly vary.
- 9.5" H x 6.5" W x 0.4" D (24 H x 15,5 L x 1 D cm)
- Shipped from Montreal
Meet the artisans ...
"Our hopes and dreams are to provide opportunities for more men, women, fathers and mothers to have a better life, to send their children to school, to feed and clothe them."
"Our cooperative was founded in 1977 in El Salvador. Among the founders is the painter Fernando Llort who, together with other artisans, created world-famous designs. We began our work in 1976 with a workshop school to teach painting and carpentry skills, and then the cooperative was founded. We chose the name God's Seed to honor the seed of the jatoba or copal tree because, from the beginning, we painted beautiful landscapes on these seeds and sold them."
"Our first works included paintings on wood, clay and the seeds. Later on, we began to paint religious paintings, and crosses with different scenes from the life of Christ. These first pieces are now part of a museum collection, of which we are very proud.