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Handmade Prayer Mats Empowering Women in Kashmir

Handmade Prayer Mats Empowering Women in Kashmir

The Prayer Mat Company is proud to be offering a unique range of Prayer Mats that are Handmade by underprivileged vulnerable women in Kashmir being taught skills enabling them to earn a living with respect and dignity as part of a long term sustainable development programme.

The women attend a vocational training centre in Kashmir run by Mother HelpAge and each Prayer Mat takes over 3 weeks for a team of women to hand embroider. No two Prayer mats are the same, they’re all unique 1 off pieces using amazingly colourful shiny silk threads and vybrant wools. You have to see and feel the spectacular quality to truly appreciate the workmanship that has gone into each Prayer Mat.

Only by knowing the story behind these Prayer Mats and Wall Hangings will you truly appreciate the value of owning something this special. No pictures can do them any justice and part of the proceeds from the sale of these Prayer Mats are sent back to Kashmir towards running the vocational training centre & material costs.

Click here to watch a short video on these Prayer Mats being hand embroidered.  

Let’s support Empowering Women in Kashmir!!

Shafeen Khan

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