BordandoEsperanza

Asylum-Seekers Original Cultural Arts

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Announcement    From our mothers to yours, welcome! The Tucson Friends of Artisans Beyond Borders want to thank you for supporting these families & their cultural arts at the border and as they lawfully transition to the U.S. They offer us in their handcraft, a piece of themselves for our homes, and in hospitality, we support and welcome them.

We're super excited about the artisans' new Spring "Hospitality Mantas" ~ perfect multi-purpose Hospitality place settings for the table or your altar or tea towels for your guests - all designed, embroidered, and crocheted by asylum-seekers waiting for asylum (many for over a year and a half now), in shelters and on the streets at the U.S. - MX port of entry.

Supply is limited at this time as you can imagine so be sure and favorite the shop and check back every few weeks as we receive new shipments. Another option is to donate on the https://artisansbeyondborders.org/ website and you will receive a beautiful hand-picked manta as soon as they are available. The artisans are in difficult circumstances but do their best to produce new offerings as often as they can.

Your purchase comes with the maker’s name and country of origin. All proceeds go directly to the artisans and to fund the non-profit ArtisansBeyondBorders.org - Bordando Esperanza.

Washed and sun-dried on the line for you by volunteers with Artisans Beyond Borders. Any marks or irregularities are fingerprints of migration. P.S. In general, mantas are larger than 15" x 15" unless they are marked "Petite Manta" and are less expensive.

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2021

From our mothers to yours, welcome! The Tucson Friends of Artisans Beyond Borders want to thank you for supporting these families & their cultural arts at the border and as they lawfully transition to the U.S. They offer us in their handcraft, a piece of themselves for our homes, and in hospitality, we support and welcome them.

We're super excited about the artisans' new Spring "Hospitality Mantas" ~ perfect multi-purpose Hospitality place settings for the table or your altar or tea towels for your guests - all designed, embroidered, and crocheted by asylum-seekers waiting for asylum (many for over a year and a half now), in shelters and on the streets at the U.S. - MX port of entry.

Supply is limited at this time as you can imagine so be sure and favorite the shop and check back every few weeks as we receive new shipments. Another option is to donate on the https://artisansbeyondborders.org/ website and you will receive a beautiful hand-picked manta as soon as they are available. The artisans are in difficult circumstances but do their best to produce new offerings as often as they can.

Your purchase comes with the maker’s name and country of origin. All proceeds go directly to the artisans and to fund the non-profit ArtisansBeyondBorders.org - Bordando Esperanza.

Washed and sun-dried on the line for you by volunteers with Artisans Beyond Borders. Any marks or irregularities are fingerprints of migration. P.S. In general, mantas are larger than 15" x 15" unless they are marked "Petite Manta" and are less expensive.

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Video summary: Wendy, an Artisan Beyond Borders just returned to El Salvador after waiting 10 months in a shelter at the AZ - MX border to apply for asylum. Here she cares for her son as she embroiders.

Bordando Esperanza: Embroidering Hope

From: https://artisansbeyondborders.org/

Since 2004, when we borderland residents began to find exquisite embroideries left behind in the desert south of Tucson ~ "Heirlooms in the Sand," with smart feminine sensibilities in each stitch ~ we vowed to find a way to bring attention and respect to the makers. From 2018 - 2021, we've been helping these vulnerable families using the healing power of creativity to restore grace and agency through the work of the hands, solidarity among the artisans, and respect for cultural and familial arts across borders. For stories of the makers, see "Profiles in Courage and Creativity @ https://artandfaithinthedesert.com/.

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