HADD @ the Santa Fe Int'l Folk Art Market
July, 13, 2012 - July, 15, 2012
Where?On Museum Hill, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
For further information about the market, please click here
Woven of organic wool colored with organic dyes, kilims are flatwoven. The symbols and motifs that Seden, Fatma and their weavers group use are from the Van region, as well as replicas of antique kilims from other regions of Turkey. In the conservative Kurdish community of Van, eastern Turkey, traditionally, weavers learn from their mothers and female relatives – girls are not allowed to go to school. http://handeyemagazine.com/content/tribal-rugs
Seden and Fatma represent a new generation within their community, having learned to weave in a workshop founded by social worker and photographer, Enver Ozkahraman. Trained in the mornings as weavers, the group learns to read and write in the afternoons. The income generation component of the workshop has helped gain the support and trust of parents for the literacy training.
Anatolian Artisans provides sustainable economic benefits for low income artisans of Turkey by helping improve quality and design, and through marketing as well as training in micro-business management.
For further information about HADD, please click here