“Where dreams grow wild and beautiful and free.” This hand-embroidered wall hanging holds a dreamlike quality. Lovingly stitched by artisans of St. Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra, it depicts harmonious birds, monkeys and elephants.
St Mary's Mahila Shikshan Kendra is a women's handicraft organization run by Dominican Sisters in Gomtipur, Ahmedabad. This area of Ahmedabad, once known for its textile mills, suffered much unemployment since global competition closed mills in the 1980s. Artisans of St. Mary's create mirrorwork embroidery in the tradition of the Kathiawadis, a craft more than a thousand years old.