Fair Trade Leather Decor

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Source: Amar kutir, Shantiniketan, India

AMAR KUTIR is a society for rural development. It is situated beside the Kopai River in Birbhum near Bolpur Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India.Amar Kutir is a cooperative unit and a member of Fair-Trade forum of India that produces leather goods, hand stitched (Kantha) saris, bamboo crafts and batik art. Amarkutir is committed to encouraging crafters in the local area upgrade their skill by organizing training program.
In Shantiniketan leather products are made at Amar Kutir, Shantiniketan and surrounding areas at Bolpur-Shantiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal, India. Mostly rural local women work in this leather craft units. The products are made up of E. I. Leather (East India Leather) from sheepskin and goatskin. On tanned leather, colored embossed artwork done with vegetable dye.