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Crafting Women’s Futures: Hannah’s Leather & Craft, Guyana

Posted by Karen James Cody on

Crafting Women’s Futures: Hannah’s Leather & Craft, Guyana

  This small leather workshop run by Marsha and her small coterie of Muslim women and girls in Georgetown Guyana has since 2000 trained girls in the intricate arts of leather curing, dying, stamping, sewing, fabrication, and design. All Hannah leathers are a byproduct of food production - utilizing skins that used to be thrown away. Marsha is the lead designer. She learned the craft herself through a 7-year apprenticeship with a master leather worker. She has since trained a score of girls in a craft that today supports them and their children, in an economy where women with little formal education...

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The Guyana leathers are here. We're so excited!

Posted by Karen James Cody on

The Guyana leathers are here. We're so excited!

The leathers from Guyana, South America have arrived! They have been on the market for several weeks - and they are getting a LOT of attention!!! Stamped sheepskin, natural untreated caiman - the exotic relative of the alligator, and more South American leathers, all Kupendiza leathers are the byproduct of food production. No animals were killed for their skins.   And yet the natural beauty cannot be denied. Beautiful and affordable, check them out at Kupendiza Collections. All are 100% hand made by the women of Hannah's Leather & Crafts near Georgetown, Guyana. (More about these ladies later!)    

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