Jewelry is defined as small items made of different materials such as metal, stones, beads and fabric, with the aim to adorn the human body. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets are the most common pieces. Humans have used jewelry for adornment, to mark their social, religious and personal status or for talismanic protection in most societies since prehistory.
Dreamcatchers were used and produced by different Native American cultures and were made out of thread, beads and feathers. They were a symbol of protection and comfort, especially for babies and children. They are used in the whole world today, to protect people from bad dreams during the night.
LWH produces jewelry and craft items out of beads, fabric cutouts, cotton and hemp threads, metal and wood. This training program includes a variety of different skills and techniques necessary to create all different kinds of items. For this kind of training program, women need to be very creative and able to deal with small and detailed pieces.
- The jewelry and craft training program lasts for six months.
- In the first month, the trainee gets a stipend of 4000 NPR (around 38$).
- According to her progress and motivation, the monthly pay can increase up to 6000 NPR (57$) during her training program.
At the end of the training program, the women will have the creativity and ability to design jewelry of different kinds and produce dreamcatchers and other accessories.