Call it a holiday, a fiesta, a fête, a yomtov, a sikukuu — all over the world, at special times of the year, the special foods and clothes and decorations and gifts all come out. No matter how hard the life, people all over the world find occasion to celebrate.
Crossroads Trade invites you to celebrate your holidays by sharing in the work of our artisans. When the weather grows cold and nights are short, holiday lights shine out.
Our collection of Judaica includes Israeli menorahs, dreidels, matzoh plates, tzedakah boxes, mezuzahs, and chamsas. They are produced in a Jerusalem workshop that employs new immigrants and people with developmental disabilities.
If you decorate a tree, you can find hundreds of Christmas ornaments in felt, silk, wood, grasses, gourds, ceramic, metal, and beadwork. Some have traditional themes — nativity scenes from Ghana, Armenia and Peru, stars from Cambodia, South Africa and Hungary, camels from Kyrgyzstan. Other ornaments are more avant-garde — miniature Adams and Eves, for example, or felt Tibetan yetis. Recycled materials abound – our Kenyan mini-bicycles are made with Tuskers beer caps
Our selection of Nativity scenes is delightful — carved wood from Armenia and Palestine, a felt yurt from Kyrgyztan, ceramic "chiva" nativity buses from Colombia.
The Easter season seems far away when we shovel the walks, but we have on-line charming painted eggs and springtime matrioshkas.
When you shop at Crossroads Trade, you add to the celebration in another land. Our artisans receive a fair price for their craft and work in safe conditions.
Crossroads Trade wants your feedback and ideas. Your purchase will make a substantial difference in the life of an artisan. Please contact us.by phone at 617-975-2001 or by email if you would like to see more examples, have any questions, or would like more information.