Artisan: Shamshad Solangi - Handmade Quilts from Pakistan
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Colourfully embellished quilts crafted with artful stitching and locally produced, hand-block printed fabrics which have been organically dyed.
A wife and mother of eight children (five daughters and three sons), Shamshad lives in the Larkana district just outside of Karachi in South Pakistan. Her family does not have many resources and access to regular income is a challenge. Thanks to a recent visit by local organization Entrepreneurship and Community Development Institute (an initiative supporting small female entrepreneurs), Shamshad was part of a small group trained in business and design skills. Her group now sells their beautiful work to help support themselves and their families, and Far and Wide Collective is their first buyer. Shamshad now makes enough money to meet her basic needs and all eight of her children are attending school.
Family. Shamshad says, “My biggest achievement is that my children now go to school. I see my future as bright as my children are now getting an education.”

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