Hand Embroidery from the West Bank: Our new partner Darzah – Thistle Farms / Global Marketplace

Hand Embroidery from the West Bank: Our new partner Darzah

Meet Rahaf, lead embroidery artisan with Darzah, a jewelry project of Child's Cup Full, a non-profit social enterprise based in the West Bank. When asked about her work, Rahaf responded,

"I am really happy with the work here because I work with something enjoy and I'm able to be creative in what I do. I had a concealed passion that wasn't visible but working for Darzah and Child’s Cup Full unveiled that passion and allowed me to realize it in an incredible way. It taught me independence and allowed me to be secure in my life after having to depend on others for so long. Working here I have been able to be a productive go-getter for society, my kids, my house and I encourage every woman to come and work so she can play a pivotal role in society. I want to tell her that she can do whatever it is she wants while enjoying it and she too can unveil her passions."  

Darzah is a collection of Palestinian embroidered products, hand-stitched by talented women artisans in the West Bank. Their mission is to create economic opportunities for refugee and low-income women artisans & to connect women around the world through the story of tatreez embroidery. Darzah is an initiative of Child's Cup Full, a non-profit social enterprise based in the West Bank. Their organization is founded on the follow principle -

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities."UN Women Women's Empowerment Principles

You can buy the Rahaf Bracelet or see Thistle Farm's Global Marketplace's full selection of Darzah jewelry here. 
April 18, 2016 by Michelle Wijaya
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