Matching Heart Halves Wood Pendant Necklaces (Pair), "Shared Heart"
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Share your love with someone special in your life with this pair of pendant necklaces. Each pendant is half of a heart handcrafted from sawo wood, stained a warm brown to showcase the beauty of the wood grain. The heart halves are joined by three round wood beads on black cotton cord that can be adjusted in length via a pair of slip knots.
This pair of necklaces are handcrafted by members of Bhakti Senang Hati, a non-profit organization in Bali that serves the needs of the physically challenged through programs that develop self confidence, physical and economic independence, and increase awareness of the rights of people with disabilities. Members learn skills such as painting, sewing and woodwork that enable them to become self-supporting.
- 15 grams
- 0.53 oz
- Pendants (each): 5 cm L x 2.5 cm W x 0.7 cm D
- Pendants (each): 2" L x 1" W x 0.3" D
- Cord length (each): 32 cm min L - x 63 cm max L
- Cord length (each): 12.5" min L - x 25" max L
Bhakti Senang Hati was founded and is run by people with physical challenges who provide a special service for the physically challenged in Bali. The society also provides wheelchairs and housing, and runs Bhakti Senang Hati Places, a home for children with disabilities. The seven artisans who are members of the foundation use a wheelchair or have a prosthetic leg. This does not stop them from living a full-life and striving to be self-sufficient.
The Bakti Senang Hati Foundation assists persons with disabilities. Living with a disability can be more difficult in Bali than in other places. Bali's Hindu culture carries with it the additional stigma of karma. To be disabled is the physical manifestation of bad karma. Traditionally, the disabled were hidden away and isolation was added to their burden. Attitudes are slowly changing and programs such as the Bakti Senang Hati Foundation teach self-confidence as well as the practical skills that will enable their members to become self-supporting.
Although their Novica sales do not provide enough income for each artisan to be self-supporting, these sales have a profound impact on their lives. The income contributes not only to their financial stability but also to their self-esteem. It is important to these artisans that their work is seen and appreciated around the world.
There are eight children that the Bakti Senang Hati artisans are able to provide for.
The Bakti Senang Foundation provides for the education of eight children.