Hand-Embroidered Blue & Grey Tote Bag from Tajikistan
Hand embroidered traditional susani "Retro" design from Armughon Handicrafts of Tajikistan
14" wide; 10.5" tall; 5" wide
Interior & Exterior: 100% Cotton, reinforced for strength & stability
Self-fabric shoulder straps
Zippered main pocket; 4 interior pockets
Colorfast; Dry cleaning recommended
Armughon Handicrafts is headed by Munira Akilova (at left above), who has a passion for preserving and revitalizing the traditional patterns and ornaments from the Zerafshan River Valley of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in designs for the modern woman. Each piece "has its own meaning." Her designs have received the UNESCO Award of Excellence and have been exhibited at international fairs and exhibitions. She works with a team of impoverished women from rural mountain villages in the Panjakent region of Tajikistan (just across the border from Samarkand) and in the villages surrounding Khujand, helping them to build a future beyond daily survival. Click here for more information about Munira and her Armughon and Arinumcrafts teams.