Syria, Sabbara, Fatima Cushion Cover
Product name: Fatima
Type of product: Cushion cover with traditional Syrian embroidery, made by refugee women artisans
Description (story of the item):
This is a large fully embroidered cushion. A stunning artwork made with so much love and passion, it is named after its maker, Fatima, a displaced Syrian widow and mother of five. Fatima has only basic literacy and had never earned her living before losing her husband. She now calls herself a master craftswoman and creates stunning pieces such as these.
Fatima says: "We were forced to leave our home. The bombs were falling like rain. I lost everything, but work gives you strength. You feel like you are on top. People look at you with respect. You are not living on the margin anymore. I really feel like I am flying high as I am earning my living and being independent. It really helps me pay rent and get food for my children as well as be creative and feel a sense of achievement."
Materials: 100% cotton threads on 100% linen backing.
Measurements / size: 65x65cm
Availability / stock level: This cushion is made to order and takes 3 months to make.