Suffragette Figurine, Kyrgyzstan

It's incredulous that not too long ago women in the U.S. didn't have the right to vote. The courageous suffragettes paved the way for women to vote in public elections. This figurine is beautifully hand felted by women artisans in a fair trade cooperative in Kyrgyzstan.  It has a loop for hanging and will look great anywhere in your home or car.

Measures approximately 7" tall.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This ornament was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Kyrgyzstan.  The women were facing unemployment, severe poverty and economic depression, when 15 years ago the cooperative was formed, giving the artisans a global market for their extraordinary work.  They use traditional felting techniques with  contemporary designs to create stunning works of art.  The women receive fair wages, work in safe conditions, and are gradually finding their way out of poverty.


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