After my parents divorced my sister and I were left behind in Syria with my grandmother after we had been living in NYC and Geneva and spoke no Arabic while my dad was perusing his career in NY and my mom was persuing film BA at NYU. Our grand parents had a crumbling castle left out of the thousands of lands and houses confiscated by the socialists that they turned into our summer house, and even though there were no resources as Syria’s economy gradually turned into a socialist government with centralized industries first thing they did was build a little pool for my sister and I where we perfected our swimming styles and breath in the ice cold water coming from our well.
During those hot summer days, a group of Bedouins would settle next to the house with their sheep, their colored dresses, tattoos, colored straw plates and baskets. This collection is inspired by this memory.
these gorgeous bags are made by vulnerable women in conflict zone, your purchase not only helps provide badly needed income, it also helps restore emotional state, as working with beautiful colors in repetitive movements in a safe environment in the comforting company of eachother helps provide good health and wellbeing.