GreaterGood has given more than $30 million to non-profit charities around the world since 1999. Learn more.
Skip navigation
Every Purchase Funds Food and Care for Rescued Animals.
Skip navigation
Last Day Mix and Match AccessoriesDiggity Dog Car Charm

Handmade Pine Needle Trivet

Item # 35523

Funds 14 bowls of food.

Measurements
& More Details

Please choose :




$8.95

Quantity:

 
In Stock

Roll over image to zoom in

Protect the surface of your dining room table or kitchen counter with stunning handcrafts handwoven by group of women artisans in Nicaragua. These circular trivets are constructed using fallen pine needles, bound into tight coils with colorful threads sourced from the local market. Each is a unique work of art, and your purchase helps preserve a timeless artistic heritage.

  • Supports artisan training in the community of Cinco Puntos
  • Eco-friendly - the materials are gathered, not harvested
  • 6" diameter (15.2 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Nicaragua

Shop Green!

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

For bulk pricing on these and other items, please contact our Customer Service department at customerservice@greatergood.com.

People buying this item also bought:

Tie Dye Spirit Long Sleeve Top

From $20.00
Special Value!

WonderFunder: Purple Paw Bouquet Executive Bag

From $22.95
WonderFunder!™ Executive Bag

You Can't Buy Love T-Shirt

From $14.00
Everyday Value!

Twilight Embroidered Sleeveless Tunic

From $16.00
Special Value!

Twilight Puppy Solar Light

From $12.99
On Sale!

Jewel-Tone Striped Tie Dye Top

From $12.00
Special Value!

Russo Cat T-Shirt

From $24.95

Purple Paw Sporty Sandals

From $34.99
On Sale!

Just Believe Dragonfly Apron

From $9.00
Special Value!

Black & White Damask Paw Print Rain Boots

From $24.00
Special Value!

2 reviews

Recent reviews:

August 30, 2013 - Beautiful, very sturdy and thick. Absolutely love these. My only small "gripe" is that they're a bit small; would love these in a larger size.

March 21, 2013 - Love the multicolor ones--very colorful and well-made.

Artisan: Pine needle artisans of El Cerro, Nicaragua

Artisan Pine needle artisans of El Cerro, Nicaragua

Nicaragua's state of Chinandega lies along the Pacific Ocean, with miles of beaches rising into dry coastal hills covered with pines.

The women of El Cerro, a tiny community near the town of Cinco Puntos, have turned these pine trees' dropped needles into a creative craft. Under the leadership of Yeiba Guevara, 30 women gather and clean the dropped pine needles, then weave them together with threads and ribbons to create baskets, boxes, and even magazine holders, hats, and purses!

The weaving process is simple, but the execution and skill involved truly make each piece a work of artistry. Through selling their pine needle crafts, the women are able to bolster their families' incomes and send their children to school. The artisans constantly develop new designs to appeal to international audiences, ensuring that El Cerro's coastal pines will continue to provide more than just shade to the people who live there.

More items from Pine needle artisans of El Cerro, Nicaragua: View all ▸

Popular Now: