The perfect accent for your Christmas mantle, this stocking, handmade by Himalayan Tapestry artisans, features a zigzag chevron pattern that is block painted by hand onto muslin fabric by artisans in the Himalayas. These women artisans are breaking free from abuse, illiteracy, and cultural discrimination. Measures 17 inches from top to bottom.
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.