Hand Embroidered “Pomegranate” Cross-Body Shoulder Bag

HoonArts Fair Trade, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is your doorway to the rich and colorful artisan world of Central Asia, the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This item is an example of the unique handmade products that HoonArts has carried in the past. Visit the HoonArts website [https://www.hoonarts.com] to check out what’s currently in stock, and explore more about this little known region.

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Grab this unique hand-embroidered shoulder bag for those excursions where you need a small lightweight bag for just the essentials. The pomegranate embroidery pattern is a traditional symbol of fertility, abundance, and prosperity in Tajikistan.

  • Limited Edition hand-embroidered design from Armughon Handicrafts of Tajikistan
  • 7″ wide; 8″ tall; 2.75″ gusset
  • Zippered exterior pocket on backside
  • Lined with red cotton fabric
  • Interior & Exterior: 100% Cotton
  • 58″ shoulder strap
  • Magnetic snap closure with handmade beaded tassel
  • Colorfast; hand wash & air dry or dry cleaning recommended
Armughon Handicrafts is headed by Munira Akilova (at left above), who has a passion for preserving and revitalizing the traditional patterns and ornaments from the Zerafshan River Valley of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in designs for the modern woman.  Each piece “has its own meaning.” Her designs have received the UNESCO Award of Excellence and have been exhibited at international fairs and exhibitions. She works with a team of impoverished women from rural mountain villages in the Panjakent region of Tajikistan (just across the border from Samarkand) and in the villages surrounding Khujand, helping them to build a future beyond daily survival. Click here for more information about Munira and her  Armughon and Arinumcrafts teams. 

Artisan Group: Armughon Handicrafts

Learn about the artisans we work with: https://www.hoonarts.com/pages/about-artisans

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Rikki Quintana founded HoonArts Fair Trade in a leap of faith in 2014, working with master artisans in Tajikistan who had no reliable western outlet for their beautiful handcrafted products. Since then, she’s expanded the business to include products from artisans in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Her long-term fair trade partnerships with internationally renowned artists make it possible to offer unique and authentic handcrafted fashion and home decor items that are not available anywhere else in North America. HoonArts also offers travel tours, live and recorded online experiences and master classes, and other behind-the scenes education, making HoonArts your go-to “Doorway to the ‘Stans.” To see all the HoonArts products on Artizan Made, click here. Visit the HoonArts website for more products and information about the HoonArts doorway to adventure in the ‘Stans of Central Asia.

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