An emphatic affirmation for a special friend: “You rock.” This rocking rock is hand-carved palewa soapstone from India. It’s a great paperweight and a fun conversation piece. Palewa soapstone, sourced in Agra, India, is well-known as a carving soapstone. It comes in shades of green, gray and tan, which darken when polished.
TARA Projects stands for "Trade Alternative Reform Action." Working in a 125-mile radius of Delhi, TARA is a fair trade program for community development and business. The organization enables hundreds of artisans who create some of the major handicraft lines of North India to sell their products internationally. TARA is one of the pioneering Indian organizations in the field of fair wages, non formal education programs for children and women, health and environmental awareness and further development for its member artisans. Artisan benefits from TARA include medical insurance, interest-free loans and advances, a savings program and skills training.