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Artesanias el Madero de Jesus is a crafts group based in the El Salvador that works primarily with women living in rural areas. 90% of these women choose to work at home using materials provided by Madero de Jesus, thus using this opportunity to care for their families, both financially and literally. Besides teaching painting skills, Madero de Jesus provides work space, materials and design support, plus it provides medical care for each artisan at least once a year.

The artisans at Artesanias el Madero de Jesus bring their traditional wood paintings into the next generation with utilitarian designs, including these nesting wooden boxes that are just perfect for the office or kitchen, and pencil boxes that help you organize writing implements anywhere in your house.

Sunflowers painted on wooden boxes from El Salvador - set of 3.

Set of 3
Nesting Wooden Boxes
Sunflower Design


(Sorry - out of stock.)

These boxes are hand-painted with bright colors in designs that represent life in the El Salvadorian countryside. They'll make a great gift for a friend, and a good way to get and stay organized. The lids are connected to the boxes with hinges, and the interiors are stained.

Large: 3 3/8" deep x 4 1/8" long x 3 1/4" high

Medium: 2 3/8" deep x 3 1/4" long x 2 1/4" high

Small: 1 3/4" deep x 2 3/8" long x 1 1/2" high

Bright flowers painted on wooden boxes from El Salvador - set of 3.

Set of 3
Nesting Wooden Boxes
Bright Flowers
on Black Background



Pencil Boxes

3 styles of wooden pencil boxes from El Salvador.

MDJ:Pencil-collection     $17.00 each

What creatures are going to be the best for your desk to organize your pens and pencils?

You may choose from Local Animals (Frog, Turtle, Cat and Dog - shown above left), SeaLife (Fish, Octopus, Lobster, Octopus, and Sea Horse - shown above middle), or Safari (Lion, Tiger, Elephant and Giraffe - shown above right) designs.

Each side of the pencil box sports a different creature.

wooden pencil box with dog, cat, frog and turtle designs.

Local / Domestic Animals

Displays frog, turtle, cat and dog.

Marine Animals

Displays fish, octopus, lobster and sea horse.
(Sorry - out of stock.)

wooden pencil box with fish, lobster, seahorse and octopus designs.

wooden pencil box with lion, tiger, elephant and giraffe designs.

Safari Animals

Displays lion, tiger, elephant and giraffe.
(Sorry - out of stock.)

new!Pencil Boxes

El Yagual, the small workshop where these charming pencil holders are made, was started back in the 80's. It started with one woman's vision and unique design sense, and has been growing ever since. They specialize in bright lively designs such as Central American animal, plants, and fruits.

Pencil boxes decorated with frogs from El Salvador.

Frog, Lizard or Cat
Wooden Pencil Boxes

$15 each

You'll dress up your desk, work nook, counter, etc. with these fun El Salvadorian pencil holders. Each box is painted on one side. Shown here are some of the assorted poses that you might receive.
3.5" x 2.25" x 2.25"

Frog Pencil Box

One side of your pencil box will be painted with one of these or similar frog poses.
(Sorry - out of stock.)

Pencil boxes decorated with cats from El Salvador.

Cat Pencil Box

One side of your pencil box will be painted with one of these or similar cat poses.
(Sorry - out of stock.)

Pencil boxes decorated with lizards from El Salvador.

Lizard Pencil Box

One side of your pencil box will be painted with one of these or similar lizard poses.

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