Syria, Sabbara, Booma Cushion Cover
Product name: Booma
Type of product: Cushion cover with traditional Syrian embroidery, made by refugee women artisans
Description (story of the item):
This cushion was lovingly hand-embroidered by one of our Syrian refugee woman artisans in Lebanon. This work provides a crucial income, but is also flexible and enjoyable, bringing women who have lost everything together in a supportive community. Our artisans, many of whom have only the most basic literacy skills, are incredibly proud to create works of beauty that bring joy to others. Despite the financial crash in Lebanon, which has caused hyperinflation and sent the price of food soaring by over 400% in the past two years, through this work our artisans are secure, paying for rent, food and schooling for their children.
We playfully gave this cushion the Arabic name for owl, as its pattern reminded us of an owl's wonderful huge eyes.
Materials: 100% cotton thread on 100% linen backing.
Measurements / size: 50x50cm
Availability / stock level: This cushion is made to order and takes 3 months to make.