Product : A unique collage of insects and flowers in appliqué and embroidery, on a hand loomed cotton cushion. 30 x 50 cm
"Faso Dan Fani" is a hand woven cotton made in Burkina Faso, the insects are embroidered by women led social enterprise in Cape Town.
An edition of 3 cushions, each piece is one of a kind, embroidered with different flowers and beetles.
A Storie product made in collaboration with artisans from Burkina Faso and South Africa.
Craft: This particular fabric is known as Faso Dan Fani, and each design is a woven story, full of symbols. It is made using a generations-old method of hand-weaving practised in West Africa. Faso Dan Fani literally means "woven loincloth of the homeland". The production of this fabric is of great economic and cultural importance in Burkina Faso.
We make these objects to share the knowledge of these traditional crafts, to promote this intangible cultural heritage, as well as economic autonomy of these craftspeople.
Embroidery: Heartworks was founded in Cape Town in 2005 as a springboard for a group of marginalised women (many of whom have HIV). The organisation helps train the women in fine embroidery. These women, from South Africa, Congo and Zambia, can be considered as artists. Each of their works is a unique collection worthy piece, and the women refer to their work as "haute couture" creations. The group now involves more than 30 women, enabling them to generate a decent income and acquire the confidence to move forward in their lives
In detail: 30 x 50 cm. Cushion in hand-woven and embroidered cotton.
Sold with feathers and foam inner.
No tumble dry.
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