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West Bengal Kantha Embroidery

West Bengal Kantha Embroidery

30th Oct 2020

"West Bengal Kantha" is a stitched form of embroidered story telling. It is one of the oldest forms of embroidery to originate in India and rural housewives played a major role in the evolution of thi … read more
​Ta’na’na Silk Cocoon Baskets from Madagascar

​Ta’na’na Silk Cocoon Baskets from Madagascar

Posted by Mary Anne Wise on 28th Oct 2020

It’s a beautiful thing when exquisite craftsmanship, nature, conservation, utility and reliable livelihoods come together to create opportunities for marginalized communities. (And who can’t use a bit … read more
Vetiver Root Baskets From Madagascar

Vetiver Root Baskets From Madagascar

28th Oct 2020

We travel to Madagascar to meet master basket weavers from Association Tahiana. The association provides training and income earning opportunities for impoverished women as they build skills to eventu … read more
Spirit Weavers: Wounaan Basket Makers

Spirit Weavers: Wounaan Basket Makers

27th Oct 2020

Spirit Weavers: Wounaan basket makers.The Wounaan of Panama’s rain forest believe all plants have spirits and therefore the basket maker is a Spirit Weaver. Contemporary Wounaan baskets are intended t … read more