Colorful Wheels Purse
Stylish bag perfect for the woman on the go! Features a dark blue lined interior with 1 interior zippered pocket. Each purse is hand stamped and sewn by a woman employed by Himalayan Tapestry in India who is breaking free from abuse, illiteracy, and/or cultural discrimination. Snap closure. Strap has a 21.5-inch drop. Bag measures 11-by-2-by-7 inches.
About this Artisan
Within each stitch of the Himalayan Tapestry artisans’ handiwork is a story of illiteracy, abuse within marriage, and culturally conditioned gender discrimination. While these Indian women suffer quietly, they are expected to carry the financial burden of their families. The women come to Himalayan Tapestry with little education and no basic skills, but here they learn to quilt, tailor, read, and manage money. Working with this organization enables women to make money from their new talents, and it enables them to receive crisis counseling, which brings financial and emotional comfort to their troubled lives.