Beeswax Wraps (Set of 3)
Free your food and health from the grip of plastic cling film! Here's a new, safe way to store your fruits and veggies safely and sustainably. These reusable, biodegradable wraps are made of organic cotton and beeswax, and are available in a range of attractive block prints.
Product name: Beeswax Wraps
Package contents: Beeswax Wraps (3 nos in 3 sizes)
Dimensions: 25cm x 18cm; 29cm x 23cm; 36cm x 29cm
These beeswax wraps are handmade with organic cotton and natural beeswax. Beeswax contains antibacterial and antifungal properties making it the perfect solution for natural, reusable, and sustainable food storage.
The Paliyans, an indigenous tribe in the Palani hills, foray into the Shola forests in groups for days on end to gather the honey. They camp in the forests and build their tools on the spot with vines and dried twigs. A small prayer is offered before skilful climbers clamber up trees, caves or cliffs to the hives. They smoke out the bees, deftly collecting only the honey chamber of the hive. The honeycombs are brought down and the honey is extracted. Leaving behind hives for the following season and the bees, they return with cans of honey on their long journey home.
Each of these strips once sold, will give more employment opportunities to the underprivileged community of Paliyans and will also help preserve this technique of collecting honey without destroying beehives. Thus it helps protect the environment as well as provide better livelihood to the above mentioned community.