Woven Cotton and Silk Scarf

$40.00

A portion of your purchase goes to support women's groups, training in gender equality and school supplies and tuition for girls.

Centuries of Himalayan tradition and craftmanship are woven into this blue and grey cotton and silk scarf, which is handmade by artists from Nepal's Association of Craft Producers. Lightweight but still warm, the scarf travels well and works for all seasons. Suitable for both men and women, this scarf measures 12" x 75", including fringe.

Measures 12" x 75", including fringe.

Handmade by artists from Nepal's Association of Craft Producers

About The Artisans

Indira Tamang is a weaver from Nepal. Like many girls in this region, she watched her brothers go to school every day but never got the opportunity to go herself. At the age of 17, she moved from her home in Tehrathum in Eastern Nepal to Kathmandu to work as a carpet weaver. Within a year in the city, Indira was married to a Thanka painter. The couple tried but make a living with their crafts, but could barely make their monthly rent. On the brink of destitution, Indira's husband took out a loan and moved to Malaysia in search of work. His job there brought in only enough to pay back the money he owed.

With a daughter and two other family members financially dependent on her, Indira knew she would have to find a different job. Through a fellow weaver, she learned of the Association for Craft Producers (ACP) and joined their textile team. Weaving fabrics is much different than weaving carpets, but Indira quickly adapted to the differences and excelled at the craft. Thanks to her job with the Association of Craft Producers, Indira brings in enough money to take care of herself and her family.

Bringing people from poverty to productivity is a goal for Heifer International's work in Nepal. We aim to help 500,000 families here climb from hunger and vulnerability to sustainability and resilience by 2023.

Indira Tamang, a weaver from Nepal.

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By focusing on strengthening the value chains that link farmers to markets, we are furthering collaboration among the producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, transporters and consumers.

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We train and support small-scale farmers to achieve year-round availability and access to diverse and nutritious food, as well as provide access to water and improved sanitation.

Fostering Women's Empowerment

Our projects seek to increase women’s participation in decision-making at the household and community levels, as well as their access to income and assets and leadership roles.

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