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Welcome to Behind the Scenes, the official blog of the National Geographic Store.  As an inside look at our staff’s travels, this is your guide to the fascinating facts and history behind some of our most interesting products and artisans’ stories.Best of all, proceeds from your purchases support our mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, which fuels our quest to scour the globe for items you’ll love.  The conservation, education, exploration, and research initiatives your support makes possible are what helps us produce our award-winning television programs, the articles and photography in our magazines, and so much more.  New discoveries inspire curiosity, curiosity pushes us toward new discoveries—we’re part of that circle and so are you.

Follow us here at Behind the Scenes to see how we bring you the best collection of handmade objects from cultures across the globe that help you and us make the most of our continuing explorations.