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Its a wonderful world ... and colorful, too! The Wonderful World Wall Hanging is hand-embroidered by artisans with our fair trade partner St. Marys Mahila Shikshan Kendra using the Kathiawad technique which accents embroidery with small mirrors. Founded by the Dominican Sisters following the closure of textile mills in the area, St. Marys has provided job opportunities for local women for over 40 years. The income women earn has helped to educate a generation of children, many of whom have become the first in their families to attend college.
St. Mary's Mahila Shikshan KendraSt Mary's Mahila Shikshan Kendra is a women's handicraft organization run by the Dominican Sisters in Gomtipur, Ahmedabad. This area of Ahmedabad, once known for its textile mills, suffered much unemployment since global competition closed the mills in the 1980s. Artisans of St. Mary's create mirrorwork embroidery in the tradition of the Kathiawadis, a craft more than a thousand years old. Read more.
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