Handcrafted Recycled Glass Icicle Ornaments - 20 pack (India) | Overstock.com
Sleek and distinctive, these eye-catching ornaments will be the star of your holiday decor. These unique glass icicle ornaments are individually handcrafted by artisans in India.
Product Features: ■Sculpted to catch light and sparkle on your tree, in your window, or on your mantel
■This 20-pack includes two 11-inch, three 9-inch, four 7-inch, five 5-inch, and six 3-inch icicles and comes packaged in a sturdy handmade paper box
■Individually handcrafted and packed by artisans in India
■Simple copper wires for easy hanging
■Crafted of recycled glass
Story Behind the Art:
This product was created in region near the Pakistan and Indian border. When the British removed its armed forces from the region in the late 40s a majority of the industries available for the local economy went with them. The indigenous people returned to the traditional crafts that they had known for generations. Several hub cities of industry have flourished, creating numerous, sustainable, and stable jobs for the people of the surrounding villages, helping in the time between harsh growing seasons. The industry forms a valuable alternative, especially for women in this area, means of providing for families. This industry has have created an unprecedented number of schools, hospitals, and improvements in infrastructure of the area. This industry has truly created a renaissance in economic growth in the region.