For centuries the Wichi Indians have lived in the scrub forest of Northern Argentina as hunter/gatherers. Now this way of life is threatened by the relentless advance of civilisation. The forest is being chopped down and many Indians have been thrown off their land or have difficulty pursuing traditional methods of finding food. There are few jobs. They have turned to craft production as a means of survival and keeping their culture alive. All items are hand-crafted in four scented local hard woods, beautifully finished and polished, thus enabling them to continue living in the forest and able to work in their own homes. By purchasing Siwok Crafts you help the Indians survive in their native land while they earn a living wage in their harsh environment, maintain self-respect and retain their culture and thus restore their dignity.
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