Amazing Taj Mahal Connection

Soap stone from India

I just found out that the same artisan group in India that makes our soapstone boxes are descendants of the craftsmen who built the Taj Mahal!

Tara Projects has been creating one of our best Ten Thousand Villages sellers for 20 years. I find it really amazing to think that the same stone work technique used for one of the wonders of the world is used for the cute, little boxes that line our store shelves.

Our orders enable these artisans to teach their children this craft, which helps to ensure that this wonderful carving tradition is carried on. I will never look at pictures of the Taj Mahal the same way again!