Make-up Purse - Cross-Stitch
Cross-stitch make-up purse from Atfaluna Crafts, Gaza. Fully embroidered on one side, zipped closure, and lined inside.
Size: 17cm x 12cm
Artisan: Atfaluna Crafts (Gaza Strip)
Atfaluna Crafts is an income-generation project of Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (estab. 1992), the only institution in the Gaza Strip that is devoted to education and services of people with hearing disabilities. Atfaluna Crafts was born out of the need for vocational training for hearing-impaired adults. The participants themselves decided to turn the vocational program into an income-generation project, run primarily by deaf adults to produce and market quality Palestinian crafts, home accessories and furniture. Today, the project encompasses a number of workshops, including wood carpentry, ceramics, embroidery and sewing, painting, and weaving. In addition to the Crafts employees, the project provides income for 250 women who work from home to produce embroideries.
Sunbula is a Jerusalem based non-profit fair trade organisation committed to promoting social justice and economic empowerment for the marginalised in Palestine through support for local artisans and traditional handicrafts.