Syria, Sabbara, Roula Wall Hanging
Product name: Roula
Type of product: Wall hanging hand-embroidered by Syrian refugee women artisans
Description (story of the item):
Our masterpiece. This incredible wall hanging took a group of our Syrian refugee women artisans months to complete. Every stitch is perfect and it is a joy to behold whether you inspect it close up or admire from afar. The colours glow, the patterns coalesce. We named it Roula after one of our dearest friends, a Syrian refugee who always welcomes every stranger to her home wherever she makes it. This wall hanging, like all Sabbara items, provides refugee women with a dignified living, a supportive community and a creative outlet for trauma. It makes us, and them, proud.
One of our refugee artisans, Fedwa, says: "I was very lonely. Sabbara helped me psychologically - it made me feel happy despite the darkness that we live in. It helped financially and I don’t have to be reliant on people for help. We can’t wait to meet every week! I am learning new skills as well.”
Materials: 100% cotton threads on 100% linen backing.
Measurements / size: 200x75 cm
Availability / stock level: unique item