Small Milaya – AlligatorThe Milaya Project
A small hand-embroidered purple alligator sewn on to 100% black linen fabric. A traditional piece of art to be framed and displayed on furniture, or hung on the wall.
A milaya is an ornately embroidered sheet decorated with swirls of flowers, trees and animals, traditionally used for dowries and celebrations. The civil war in South Sudan has displaced more than two million people. Today, in Bidibidi, the second largest refugee camp in the world, women continue to sew milaya.
The Milaya Project is a non-profit working with female artists living in Bidibidi settlement in Uganda connecting refugee artists with international customers who want to support this traditional art form. Each piece is made by a different milaya artist and is unique. All profits return to the artisans.
(Frame not included)
Delivery: 3-5 days
Ships to: UK
Material: 100% linen
Care instructions: Hand wash only
A note about Milaya products: each step of the milaya-making process is done in Bidibidi refugee camp in northern Uganda. The camp varies between being extremely dusty or wet and muddy. The women work while simultaneously caring for their children and cooking. All water to wash the materials must be fetched by hand. Under these circumstances, the products may have slight imperfections.
Due to the difficult circumstances each piece is made, The Milaya Project does not accept returns unless the item is faulty.