Hand-embroidered Burkha Evening Clutch

Hand-embroidered Burkha Evening Clutch

50.00

This clutch features the fine pleats from recycled silk burqas and is highlighted with a 23cm x 4,5cm hand embroidered flap that folds from half-way down the back and across to the front and is fastened with a magnetic clasp. The precise embroidery is traditional Afghan counted satin stitch using silk threads in brilliant bright colours - turquoise, emerald, red, maroon, orange, blue, black and white. The bag has four dangles attached to the side seam that are hand-beaded and/or sewn with tiny silk tassles. The inside of the bag is fully lined and has a zippered pocket. Colours are green, brown and black. Unique gift for yourself and for a friend!

Dimensions: 25x17cm

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About the Artisans

 
 
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Artisan Links is a social enterprise, member of World Fair Trade Organisation, empowering and uplifting Afghan women artisans. The cooperative was previously known by the name "Zardozi" mening golden embroidery. Through their beautiful fair trade, ethically handmade products/gifts they offer thousands of Afghan women in East-Afghanistan and Pakistan the opportunity to earn stable income though their emboidery skills. This enables the women to pay for medical aid and educate their children.

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I love the crafts from Afghanistan - beautiful bags and teddy bears! Amazing quality of embroidery! And good to know that it supports the women in that war torn region.
— Diana Tamm

 

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