- 100% cotton
- Hand-crocheted lace
- Light padding throughout bag
- Hand wash separately in cool water
- 6.25" H x 8" W (20.3 x 15.8 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from India
Made by: Godavari Delta Women's Lace Cooperative
Created in 1983, Godavari Delta Women's Lace Cooperative is situated in a small town called Narsapur which is on the west bank of River Godavari. The cooperative provides work for over 650 women living in villages throughout the Godavari Delta. Having a sustainable income helps the women combat the poverty, caste system discrimination, and the economic impact of natural disasters that are all too common in the Godavari River Basin area.
The cooperative provides a market vehicle for the lace making skills that the women of the Godavari River basin have been perfecting for over 100 years. The women produce bags, hats, blouses, toys, necklaces, cushion covers and Christmas decorations.
The cooperative has introduced savings plans and group insurance, adult education centers, and periodical eye checkups along with glasses if needed. They frequently hold meetings in rural areas advocating anti-dowry system and condemning dowry system. They are working on providing medical aid for all the members and their children.