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Business: Cadeaux du Monde
Type of Business: Sellers of traditional folk art made in developing nations
Location: 140 Bellevue Ave., Newport
Owners: Katherine J. Dyer, Bill Perkins, Jane Perkins
Number of employees: three business partners
Annual Sales: $100,000
Cadeaux du Monde assaults the senses.
Step inside and observe the "father drum," three-and-a-half-feet tall, made from cow skin and hallowed Cameroon hardwood -- right next to the dolls from Ecuador perched on a bamboo table from Vietnam. Just above the nearby display case, jute basket hangers, which the people of Bangladesh use to hold their possessions during flood season, droop down from the ceiling.
A bright-yellow lion's mask peers at visitors from the wall opposite the baskets. Pick through the narrow, cramped Newport store and you pass: a massive Indian dowry chest, some 150 years old; a creche that shows the interpretations of artisans from Latin America; a "Bedford …