Bring the traditional Maori Marae alive with this unique eight piece setting. A wonderful multicultural educational resource.
The Marae is a sacred open meeting place and the basis of traditional Maori Community Life.
It is where official functions such as celebrations, weddings, christenings, tribal reunions and funerals take place.
The Marae is divided into two sections. The front of the Marae is the foyer. At the back of the Marae are two open doors. When not in use the Maori family, fire place and trees can be neatly stored.
Presented in its own green Velcro carry bag.
The Marae has a height of approx. 14cms ,depth of 16cms and width of 26cms. Ornate embroidery work defines the Marae. The Maori doll family are wearing traditional clothes. The faces are hand painted.
The Mother and Father dolls have a height of approx. 13cms and the children a height of approx. 9.5cms.
The trees have a height of approx.19cms.
This wonderful unique item has been lovingly made by the extremely talented artisans at Artisans Effort in Kolkata, West Bengal , India. Many of the artisans were previously exploited and badly treated in their original workplace. Through your purchase you are helping the artisans regain their dignity and receive a fair wage. For all these artisans and their families it is their lifeline and escape from poverty. As Artisans Effort is a producer based Organization all the Artisans needs and difficulties are closed understood . Not only does this purchase help to enrich the lives of many producers but it also helps to fund a school established in January 2014 by the founders of Artisans Effort, Ejaz and Shaista. The school is based in Asanol (West Bengal). As well as admitting paying students, Artisans Effort also covers the cost for some needy students.