Empowering Objects

Collection by Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture


Each object represents the power of women working together to transform lives. "Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities" exhibit is open June 12 - October 27, 2013 at the Burke Museum. Pins are from the Burke and our community partners. https://www.burkemuseum.org/empowering

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Felted Wool and Cotton Pot Holder Nepal #7

This one of a kind, fair trade pot holder is handmade from felted wool infused with cotton from recycled garments to make a beautiful new fabric. This felt pot holder has a multicolored pattern on one side, and is solid purple on the other side. It is a unique item so only one is available.

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Fair Trade Batik Dress Eli Plaid Wine

This fair trade batik dress is handmade in Ghana from 100% organic cotton. It has a fern green and wine plaid print, is above the knee, has a flared a-line shape, and a soft cowl neck. It is sleeveless with hidden pockets. This beautiful fair trade dress includes a card with the signatures of the seamstress and batiker.

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Burundi Canister Basket Medium #3

This beautiful sisal canister basket is a fair trade product from the East African nation of Burundi. It is about 7" in diameter, 8" to the rim, and 10" to the top of the lid. It features soft shades of pink, peach, brown and black on a natural background. If you order this basket you will receive the exact one shown in the image. It is a unique, handmade item and only one is available.

This Fair Trade Batik Dress Verona Black is handmade in Ghana from organic cotton. It is black with a light gray pattern. Batik Dress, Grey Pattern, Verona, Fair Trade, Women Empowerment, Organic Cotton, Short Sleeve Dresses, Zulu, Tango

Fair Trade Batik Dress Verona Black

This Fair Trade Batik Dress Verona Black is handmade in Ghana from 100% organic cotton. It is black with a light gray pattern.

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Africa | Basket "isichumo" by Beauty Ngxongo (South African) | ca. 2006 | Natural and dyed plant fiber.

- Fair trade organic cotton jersey, spandex - Faux wrap - Pockets - Length of size M is - Made at a fair trade organization in India - Size Chart: Size Bust Waist Hip XS (Size S (Size M (Size L (Size XL (Size Sustainable Clothing, Sustainable Fashion, Cotton Long Dress, Fair Trade Clothing, Ethical Clothing, Dress Making, Summer Dresses, Stylish, Clothes

Fair Trade Catalina Maxi Dress Maroon

This supremely comfortable fair trade maroon and white stretchy maxi-dress is made in India. It is sleeveless with a faux wrap, has handy pockets, and is made from 95% fair trade organic cotton jersey and 5% spandex. It is available in women's size small (6), medium (8), large (10). The medium is 54" to the hem.

Fair Trade Batik Shirt Retro Indigo - Tango Zulu Burke Museum, Zulu, Shibori, Fair Trade, Tango, Women Empowerment, Indigo, Objects, Retro

Fair Trade Batik Shirt Retro Indigo

This fair trade retro-inspired shirt is handmade in Ghana from 100% cotton. It is indigo with a gray and cream circle print. The body is fitted, and the cap sleeves are ideal for warmer weather. Pair with a cardigan to wear all year long. Buttons trail up to a band collar and a modest V-neck.

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Women's Haiti Palm Short-Sleeve #runforanother #haiti #graphictee Haiti, Women Empowerment, Graphic Tees, Palm, T Shirts For Women, Sleeve, Objects, Tops, Fashion

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Fair Trade Batik Dress With Green Fisheye Print - Tango Zulu Batik Prints, Batik Dress, Zulu, Fair Trade, Women Empowerment, Dresses For Work, Ghana, Tango, Green

Fair Trade Batik Dress With Green Fisheye Print

This fair trade batik dress is handmade in Ghana. It has an olive green fisheye batik print on a white background, and is 100% cotton. It is knee length and sleeveless with a relaxed fit, band collar, and V-neck. We love the tie-belt which makes the dress easy to adjust, and the buttons at the neckline and the side zipper also help with fit.

A beautiful fair trade Zulu basket from South Africa. This is a very traditional wedding pattern. Zulu Language, Burke Museum, European American, Diamond Pattern, Christmas Bulbs, African, Baskets, Traditional Wedding, Fair Trade

African Zulu Ukhamba Basket #24

This South African Zulu basket is approximately 9" tall, including the lid, and 9" wide at its largest point. It is brown, cream, and charcoal with a banded diamond pattern. This is is a very symmetrical and stable basket.

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Empowering Women Artisan Market

The Burke Museum hosted a wonderful Artisan Market on July 20-21, where six of the cooperatives featured in the Empowering Women exhibit visited in addition to numerous local cooperatives. Learn more about the exhibit here: www.burkemuseum.org/empowering