This is a true piece of art to brighten your home. Enjoy the brilliance of gorgeous floral color year-round. Meticulously hand embroidered by women artisans on a navy cotton surface, with tiny mirror accents throughout. Please see matching wall art as well! Spot clean. 48"l x 12 1/2"w
Fair Trade Artisans: India: St. Mary's. The work of St. Mary's Mahila Shikshan Kendra reflects more than 50 years of commitment to working with poor families in the city of Ahmedabad in western India. Many of the families are landless laborers from rural areas who have come to the city in search of a better life. St. Mary's was started by Dominican nuns in 1954, who arrived in Ahmedabad, an industrial city of textile mills, to start a hospital. When the mills closed in the 1980s, many men lost their jobs and women became the sole source of support for their families. Concerned with the economic as well as the physical well-being of the women, the nuns organized a sewing and embroidery center where women use traditional skills, including beautiful mirror work embroidery, to create works of art.