Beautiful filigreed cross is accented with a
single crystal stone in the center. Delicate and feminine. Comes with
18 in. silver-plated chain. Pendant: 1 3/4'L x 1 1/4'W. Origin - Indonesia
In many parts of Indonesia, rural families have increasingly had to
migrate to find work to support their families. Pekerti, the Indonesian
People's Handicraft Foundation Marketing Service, has been working since
1975 to preserve traditional Indonesian handcrafts skills and to
promote income-generating projects among the rural, enabling them to
remain in their villages with their families.
In 1978 they founded Pekerti Nusantara, a non-profit trading company to
help artisans find markets. The income from craft production that
Pekerti has generated over its 30 years of experience has become a major
source of support for many families. Pekerti also offers support to
artisan groups in the areas of cooperative philosophy, new product
development, and financial management.
They have had programs that provide heath care, school scholarships, and
loans. They encourage the use of raw materials from sustainably managed
sources and provide information and projects on conservation. Serrv has
worked with Pekerti since 1984, purchasing products like jewelry,
musical instruments, baskets and birdhouses from natural fibers, and a
variety of wood products.