Embroidered Cotton Shoulder Bag

Made by talented Afghan craftsmen and decorated with copious cross-stitches, this shoulder bag makes for an eye-catching accessory that can hold your phone, wallet or travel documents. It can also be used as a neck pouch.

Each bag is unique with fine cross-stitches forming beautiful Afghan patterns. The front is adorned with embroidery, the back and strap are made of dark cotton fabric. The bag has a zipper and a small pocket inside.

The bag is also a perfect gift.

 

Materials: hand-embroidered cotton fabric, polyurethane foam, thin cotton lining inside.

 

Dimensions: 20×15 cm

Strap length: approximately 100 cm

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Zardozi, Persian for “golden embroidering”, was created almost 30 years ago to give Afghan refugees an opportunity to earn an income in Pakistan. Today, thousands of Afghan women living in the rural areas of eastern Afghanistan or in the refugee camps of border areas earn a stable income through Zardozi by embroidering and creating handmade art. A personal income gives the women a stronger position in the family and the community, and enables them to get medical care and educate their children. NGO Mondo imports Zardozi’s products to Estonia to support Afghan women’s entrepreneurship and better welfare.