Welcome to Bali Karma, the web site for our much-beloved Athens Ohio store, keeping the legacy alive!
We work directly with artists in Bali and Lombok to offer you quality hand-crafted arts, jewelry, and housewares! This direct trade, and the fair prices paid to producers mean that more of your money goes to the people producing the beautiful items you want to purchase and give as gifts.
Today our selection is focused on a limited number of items that have greatest impact for rural communities in poverty, and which offer beauty and functionality that will bring you joy.
Our main focus now is round and oval rattan placemats hand-woven in a small village in Lombok. They make wonderful placemats and trivets.
Here is an example of the round 12″ diameter placemats that have been so popular with our customers.
We also have a small number of lontar placemats. These are woven from the leaves of the lontar palm, which Ghandi described as “the antidote to poverty” because of the many sustainable uses of the leaves, sap, and other products for food, housing, and other purposes.
Our work has helped numerous families in Bali and Lombok, and has been a great joy in our hearts to carry forward. We hope to continue, and to do more as we move forward.
Taking care of the Earth as best we can!