ICR’s Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program is launching an exciting new venture. We now offer sales of exquisite hand work by Connecticut folk and traditional artists who participate in our programs and projects.
During the past five years, CHAP has coordinated a project with talented textile artists, many of them refugees, who now live in Connecticut. The Sewing Circle Project brings together artists who come from countries such as Somalia, Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Burma, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Romania, Lithuania, and many more. The traditional arts practiced by these talented women go back hundreds of years, yet are renewed and revitalized each time the artists practice their craft. Being in a new land often gives them new ideas and materials, while their familiar art forms remind them of their homelands. By purchasing their work, you are contributing to their successful settlement in America, and the preservation of their important art forms!
Each piece is handmade, so orders will be taken for items pictured, and once purchased, the artist will make the piece for you. Changes in color or size can be accommodated; specific commissions are accepted.
Online sales are managed through PayPal, a safe, secure and trusted site. You can pay with your PayPal account, or with your credit card through PayPal. Sales tax and shipping costs will be calculated by PayPal upon checkout.
If you have any questions about the items or the process, please contact Lynne.Williamson@icrweb.org