Backpack – Intricate stitched

The beautiful backpacks are available in an attractive blue, green or brown colour against intricate white stitching; they contain a zipped main and smaller front compartment.   You will be amazed by the patterning which is handcrafted by women in Indonesia who were victims of the Tsunami in 2004 and left widowed.  Each backpack bought allows the ladies to better economically sustain themselves and their families.  They are sewn on pedal-driven, non-electric treadle machines and each item is embroidered with hand-guided patterns that have been passed through the generations indigenous to this area.  They are unique pieces of historical art and have been given Indonesian names that depict hope after the tsunami: “Dama

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