Lakiya Woven Pillow – Small White
Lakiya‘s rugs are hand woven outdoors on traditional ground looms using the wool of local desert sheep. Lakiya women acquire the raw material – the pure wool of Awasi sheep – from local Bedouin shepherds and spin it into thread. These authentic, ethnic products are renowned both for their beauty and their durability. Traditional patterns and colors are incorporated in the products for contemporary lifestyle, including floor rugs, tapestries, cushion covers and bags.
This beautiful cushion uses the traditional Bedouin olive green and vibrant red, paired with a soothing natural color center. As these are hand-dyed and handwoven, colors can vary.
By purchasing a Fair Trade item, you are empowering women and promoting social justice by working directly with underprivileged artisans and paying them fair wages for handmade, quality products. Because of the fair wages artisans are paid, they are able to bring home enough enough money to support their entire families and send their children to school to receive an education.
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Materials: 100% sheep wool. Zippered on the side.
Size: 20 1/2″ square
Follows fair trade practices
Meet the Artist: Sidreh – Lakiya Negev Weaving
Lakiya Negev Bedouin Weaving was established in 1991 as an income generation project for Palestinian Bedouin women living in villages and encampments in the Negev desert in the southern Israel. Through the network of 6 women‘s centers across the area, approximately 150 Bedouin women are provided with an opportunity to develop the traditional skills of spinning and weaving the wool, to acquire new roles and skills in dyeing, production and business management, and to earn incomes through the work.
Mariam, Lakiya‘s production manager, says the project gave her an invaluable opportunity to explore her potential. She has gained a sense of empowerment from being able to supply the family income, and is proud that all her children have received good education as a result. Mariam says: "The project has been a life-changing experience for us. Now I drive a car, use the Internet. I feel I am free."