Snuggle up in style. The pick-stitched quilting, soft cotton recycled sari fabric, and warm colors of this throw add a classic touch to a bed or favorite comfy chair. Handmade by the women of ConneXions in Kolkata, India, who are able to earn a fair wage with dignity, keeping them from a life of prostitution. Measures 34-by-77 inches. Each throw is unique and colors vary in blue/brown/white hues.
About this Artisan
In cities such as Kolkata (Calcutta), India, many women live in traditional patriarchal communities and are not allowed to work outside their homes. ConneXions offers these women the opportunity to collect the raw materials for their quilts and scarves and take them home to produce. This opportunity to work from home and earn a living wage opens the door to economic empowerment for the artisans. With the income received through their employment with ConneXions the artisans are able to increase the educational opportunities for their children (especially their daughters) as well as help their families survive setbacks, particularly when illness or unemployment strikes.