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Handmade Recycled Paper Greeting Card with Embroidery - Water Carrier

Handmade Recycled Paper Greeting Card with Embroidery - Water Carrier

Regular price $8.00 USD
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This beautiful greeting card is made of recycled paper framing a delicately hand-embroidered Egyptian woman farmer dressed in traditional costume and carrying a water jar. The inside of the card is blank making it perfect for any occasion, as it allows you to write a personalized message. Write a special message to the ones you love and don't forget to tell them that they can keep it as a souvenir by framing it to hang in a special place.

  • Approx. W 8.5 cm x H 18 cm
  • Envelope made of recycled paper is included
  • Handmade in Egypt with care
  • Fulfillment and shipment from Canada


The Artisans

The Association for the Protection of the Environment (A.P.E.) is a not-for-profit organization that works with the informal garbage collectors of Cairo, known as the Zabaleen in Arabic. One of A.P.E.'s programs aims to provide women with skills that would empower them to earn their own living. A.P.E. trains women in these communities on various crafts, according to their talents and personal abilities. 

Paper crafts constitute one of the products created by these women who reuse paper obtained from companies to create beautiful recycled paper greeting cards, gift bags and other beautiful paper products. Paper for some of those products is combined with flower petals, shredded jeans, or cotton to generate unique patterns & textures. These paper products are also often decorated with some form of embroidery. 

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