This Bangladeshi couple are merrily travelling down the river and would love to be part of your imaginative play environment. The traditional boat is made with eco-friendly jute material and the two little dolls are made from cotton material with hand embroidered faces. This is a great toy to add to your cultural resources kit as the couple are dressed in traditional costume so are sure to spark conversations.
Not recommended for very young children without supervision. Age 3+
Handmade and purchased from the fair trade organisation, YWCA Craft Centre, Bangladesh. The YWCA craft centres are located in the capital Dhaka, and also in Kalijong and Savar villages. About 450 ladies, many uneducated and previously destitute are employed by the YWCA. Benefits include a 10% savings programme, interest free loans and health and legal support.