Indigenous craft practices are being lost.

 

Sustainable livelihoods are needed.

 

by promoting one, we enable the other.

 

- Chris Delany - Director - CRAFTMAPPER

Our Craft

Craftmapper is a social enterprise that encourages indigenous communities to protect their unique cultural heritage by providing livelihood opportunities.

Time Tested

For over 20 years we have worked with remote Pacific Islands villagers and indigenous communities around the world.

Encouragement & support

We encourage communities to identify, record and create beautiful high quality craft product and offer pathways to high end markets.

Responsive Partners

We are proud to partner with Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand to offer unique, authentic craft to international museum shops and other high end outlets around the world.

The CraftMapper
Process Model

 

Through a simple systematic process that records their skills, designs, materials and practitioners, communities can identify unique designs, endangered assets and any other information they wish to record.

 

This process offers an opportunity to highlight potentially marketable products. Photographic and audio recordings of products and stories can also be captured.

 

We offer:

  • Training for communities and fieldworkers around how to best use the craft inventory mapping methodology
  • An advisory service to identify, design and implement craft revitalization and livelihood projects
  • Technical training to rural and urban communities to develop sustainable craft projects and promote cultural diversity
  • Market readiness training and connections to national and international markets.

 

For more information click here or  please write us.

CraftMapper Stories

Product Gallery

 

Craftmapper authenticates high quality work and distributes to galleries and museum shops around the world. Please write us.

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