Mappery For the love of maps

Embroidered World

Walter Schwartz sent us this pic which he found in a shop, Ten Thousand Villages, in Austin, Texas.

“The maps are produced by women artisans of the “St. Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra,” a Dominican Sisters organization that teachers the art Kathiyawadiembroidery with tiny mirrors. It’s 24 inches x 36 inches and is made of cotton. The women are typically the family’s sole wage earners and live in a poor section of Ahmedabad. They design, stamp, embroider, wash, iron, sew and QC. 

I found the workshop’s website in India: and even the page where they sell this map, among hundreds of other items.”

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