One Village Embroidered Cushion Cover 40 x 40 cm, Silvery Night

One Village Embroidered Cushion Cover 40 x 40 cm, Silvery Night

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Delightful animals enjoy the sun in this stunning example of Kathiawadi hand embroidery, undertaken by the skilled artisans of St Mary's Mahila Shikshan Kendra in Gomtipur, a slum pocket of Ahmedabad, India.  Set up in 1970 and run by Dominican sisters, St Mary's has worked with economically and socially marginalized women, helping to improve their economic status, self respect and well-being, as well as helping their families.  They provide: 

  • a dispensary
  • maternity clinic & medical centre
  • health programmes
  • saving schemes
  • loans - esp for educational & health purposes
  • courses in sewing, embroidery, fashion design
  • educational scholarships for children including help with school fees

 Cushion cover is 100% cotton.  Pillowcase-style tuck-in opening on the reverse side