Rishilpi was founded in 1977 to improve the lives of the "untouchable" Rishi caste.
Rishilpi presently employs more than 4,000 artisans in southwest Bangladesh.
Artisans make productsfrom wheat straw, palm leaf, jute, leather and wood.
Artisans primarily work from their own homes. Rishilpi also has two workshops, for leather and for wheatstraw artisans.
Ten Thousand Villages carries wheatstraw cards and nativities, leather boxes and bags, palm leaf baskets and bags, and Karchupi embroidery from Rishilpi.