Saturday, December 02, 2006

Cultural Survival Bazaar

I hate shopping. I hate the pressure and materialism that surrounds it. This time of year is challenging for me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy gift giving, but just not in the same way as a majority of the American public does. I attempt to find gifts that are opportunities for a loved one to broaden their horizons: a CD of new music, a book I enjoyed, a piece of art from a local artist. This isn't any easy task, trust me, but this event might be a solution. The Cultural Survival Bazaar this weekend, 12.2 - 12.3, at David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

"The Cultural Survival Bazaar brings together the work of dozens of skilled artisans and craftspeople from around the world in one place. With each step you take, the sights, smells, and sounds will transport you to a time and place in another land. Our members and friends come back year after year for this colorful event."
--Pia Maybury-Lewis, Co-founder of Cultural Survival
Items include handmade jewelry, hand-knotted rugs, pottery, silk weaving, and much more. Exotic cuisine and entertainment (storytelling, dancing, music) will be available as well.
Every year, hundreds of vendors committed to ethical business practices and fair trade principles sell traditional crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, carpets, and accessories at the Bazaars. Thousands of New England residents take advantage of these globally-minded shopping opportunities, knowing that their purchases help Cultural Survival's work with indigenous peoples.
December 2-3
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA. 02138

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