Julie has come across a new treasure

We have a great new collection of bags to share with you.

Tammbani is a quilting and embroidering initiative to set a group of disadvantaged rural African women on a path of self-actualization and economic empowerment. These women create embroidered blocks that capture the stories that are part of their oral tradition.  The embroidered folk tales, which are sold as applique blocks and used by quilters, knitters and crafters all over the world, is a practical way of preserving the Venda oral tradition. 

© Tambani

You can learn more about the women behind these beautiful blocks here.

Julie has selected just a dozen beautiful bags from the collection and they are available in the shop on a first come first serve basis for just $44.  Each bag comes with the folk story that is associated with the artwork on the bag and will give you a rich piece of these women’s’ culture to share as your own.

We hope that you will take a minute to learn more about this amazing initiative and stop by to see the beautiful work that it is creating.