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Set a fair trade table with the Global Mamas Water Hyacinth Trivet. It's woven from natural water hyacinth and edged with repurposed batik scraps and recycled glass beads. The trivet comes from Global Mamas, who partner with women in Africa to exchange fair wages and employment opportunities for handmade goods.
The National Museum of African Art began as a private educational institution in 1964 to promote cross-cultural understanding in the social sciences and arts. Founded by Warren M. Robbins, it was known as the Museum of African Art and located on Capitol Hill in a townhouse that had been the home of Frederick Douglass, the African American abolitionist and statesman. In 1979 the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge.