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​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
Stitching Lives Back To Freedom

Stitching Lives Back To Freedom

29th Sep 2020

The Women of Silaiwali: their story in photos.The name Silaiwali is comprised of 2 Hindi words: Silai- the act of stitching together two pieces of fabric and Wali- refers to a feminine person in a pro … read more