Well, everyone now knows I cant resist a quilt, and once more I have proved it. On my first full day in Kathmandu I succumbed. During a very very wet walk around Thamel, the main shopping area in Kathmandu, Nepal, I popped into the WSDO shop (women's Skills Development Organisation). I am very aware of how lucky I am to be born into the country and the culture that I am, so I cannot resist any opportunity to offer any assistance to women who are not as fortunate as I am! And shopping really does help :)
This particular shop features weaving and handmade products made by women in Nepal, and last year I brought one of their rucksacks in Pokhara. It is one of the nicest and best quality items I have ever brought, so I couldn't resist another peek, and a chance to shelter from the thunder storm! So after a short and soggy browse, I chose a small bag to go with my rucksack.... and then I saw the quilts! Well technically they aren't quilts as they aren't 3 layers, but I refuse to be picky as these are gorgeous!
|Full throw on the bed in the hotel|
What do you think?
|Centre medallion pieced, and block printed.|
I cant even tell where the block printed border begins and ends! Anyone would think that these ladies had a Screen sensation screen printing unit, but they don't. It's all done the old fashioned way, and all for sale for about £22.Well it would have been rude to say no! What a bargain, and what an addition to my collection.