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Lump of Coal Paperweight Handmade in Columbia
Lump of Coal Paperweight
Handmade in Columbia

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Morca Coal Project
Colombia

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The community of Morca, a mountainous area in the town of Sogamoso, Colombia depends heavily on coal mining to sustain its livelihoods. Casualties and deaths are common in these mines, either due to mining-collapses or the inhalation of poisonous gases. In 1995, the Colombian government established the Morca-Boyaca workshop to keep young men and boys out of the hazardous mines. The boys from the area were encouraged to attend school and learn the craft of carving coal into beautiful pieces of jewelry.


Coal Paperweight
from Colombia

Lump of Coal Paperweight
   Funds 3 meals

Qty.
 

Coal, an unexciting derivative of carbon found deep in the earth, has been transformed into a paperweight. Commonly used for fuel, this black sedimentary rock makes a unique ornament for someones desk. It can also be good for "The one that will only get coal for Christmas"

Handmade by young artisans from the Morca Coal Project in Colombia through an effort initiated by the Colombian government to discourage child labor and train young men in new professions.

  • Measures 1-1/4" High X 3-1/2" Wide X 2-3/8" Deep

Handmade in Colombia and fair trade imported.

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