We have used mosaic art as a powerful tool to help rehabilitate trafficking survivors.
Marrying up pieces of ceramic tiles to make beautiful pictures is a highly therapeutic and rewarding activity and in many ways a metaphor for reassembling broken lives. Under the supervision of Western volunteer mosaic artists new trainees work in the first instance on large scale murals such as this remarkable project in the urban slums of Butwal, south Nepal, that was supervised by artist Duncan Ross:
With time the trainees come to work on smaller and smaller pieces such as wall plaques for domestic use. Eventually successful programme graduates enter employment with not-for-profit company Himalayan Mosaics which sells products in Nepal and overseas.See our range of wall plaques below:
Beyond mosaic art the most highly-skilled workers may progress into making silver jewellery for a number of buyers in the UK and the USA. The project wouldn't happen without the enthusiastic support of volunteer artists such as Duncan and Shirley Rose:
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