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The Milaya Project

Small Milaya - Turtle

Small Milaya - Turtle

A small hand-embroidered turtle 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


100% linen
20 x 30 cm / 8.5 x 11 in (frame not included)
Hand wash only.

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