Product : a beautiful hand embroidered heart shaped cushion made by skilled artisans in South Africa. One of a kind work, appliqué hand embroidered onto thick untreated cotton. Contains illustrations of daily life and nature on textile.Functional art, a collage in cloth and embroidery. A collection of brightly coloured embroidered flowers.
Backed with blue cotton.
H 20cm x L 15cm
Creator: Heartworks is a group of artisans founded in Cape Town in 2005 as a springboard for marginalised women (many of whom have HIV). They were created in order to help these women gain financial independence and to support their personal development. The organisation help to train the women in fine embroidery; they have welcomed women from South Africa, Congo and Zambia, and today each of them are proud to be considered as artists. Each of their works is a unique, and worthy of a collector; the women refer to their work as "haute couture" creations. The group now includes more than 30 women, enabling them to generate a decent income and acquire the confidence to move forward in their lives.
In detail : Cotton cushion. H 20cm x L 15cm
100% hand made. Cotton & linen.
Gentle hand wash.
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