This stylised Aboriginal family set is made under Fair Trade conditions. It features an extended family grouping which included Elders and children. The set features soft-bodied block play dolls in a stylised version of traditional Aboriginal clothing. The largest of the people measure 8cm high. They are all made from cotton. Excellent for role play as well as sparking discussions on Aboriginal and Australian history. All pieces are made by hand. The design and colours may vary with this beautiful Aboriginal family set.
This Fair Trade organization was founded in Kolkata, West Bengal, India in 2003. Today over 150 local families are involved. The talented artisans hand make a diverse range of products, specialising in educational resources. This organisation provides the local workers with a sustainable income, and all the ethics of fair trade are maintained. This organisation also provides and emergency fund for the workers in time of need such as a medical emergency for the artisan or family member, funds are readily available so they can seek immediate assistance. They have also built a school in Asansol, west of Kolkata. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
This resource helps children to understand the people and the world around them. Our range of global and multicultural resources help to support children’s learning about their communities, as well as the world in general. These resources aid in the promotion of understanding and acceptance of different cultures, beliefs, languages, families, appearances and lifestyles. As children gain an understanding of their community, they also gain an understanding of themselves. This develops confidence and a sense of identity. Incorporating multicultural resources into play is a great way to introduce these concepts in fun and unobtrusive ways.
We love creating products that allow Indigenous communities and artists to communicate their culture through their art and in turn allowing children to develop awareness and understanding of the significance of cultural heritage in their world. If you are an Indigenous artist and would like to work with MTA to also develop culturally sensitive and appropriate education resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.