Dominion Traders is an export company that assists skilled stone and shesham wood artisans in finding markets for their products. Small craft workshops provide many jobs in Pakistan, where other work opportunities are scarce. Based in Karachi, the small company operates its own workshop with more than 25 artisans, and also works with several independently owned workshops.
Dominion Traders searches out the highest-quality onyx, going to the onyx mines in areas near Peshawar and Quetta to mark the stone themselves, selecting stone with beautiful colors and grains. When the onyx boulders arrive in Karachi from the mines, the huge blocks are cut into smaller pieces using a lathe-like machine with a circular blade. The artisans carve the onyx into bowls, animals, candlesticks, bookends, and boxes, highlighting natural colors and grains. Dominion has also developed products from various types of Pakistani marble, along with beautiful shesham wood furniture and decor.
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