Designed in collaboration with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, this series of wooden ornaments represents a commitment to standing in solidarity with women and girls and Afghanistan.
100% of the profit from all ornament/wall art sales will be donated to CW4WAfghan for their work in supporting human rights of Afghan women and girls through access to education, and responding to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
Materials and Design:
The top and base layers of each ornaments are laser cut from solid Alder or Cherry wood. Two layers of wood veneer in the middle of each ornament create the shape of the Hindu Kush mountain range. Every ornament is unique, with natural variations in the colors of wood and species of the mountain range veneers.
The ornaments feature one of three images:
Tulips: Native to the central Asia mountains, tulips are the national flower of Afghanistan.
Kite Flying: A fiercely competitive sport and an art form in Afghanistan, kite flying was banned by the Taliban in 1996 - 2001. Since then, the kite has become a symbol for democracy, but also the ongoing discrimination of women.
Lantern: Lanterns are highly symbolic, as objects that radiate light, and the metaphor of the lantern has resonance in Afghan culture and literature.
Engraving on Back:
Voices for Hope In solidarity with women and girls in Afghanistan.
Dimensions: 3.5” in diameter and approximately 3/8” thick.
Comes with a black hanging ribbon.
Mounted sets of three:
Dimensions: 15.25" tall x 7" wide
Ornaments are permanently mounted in a white or black framed shadow box with a black velour backer.
Free shipping (without tracking) available for all unmounted ornaments via Canada Post
Tracked shipping available for an additional fee
All ornaments mounted in a shadow box are sent via Canada Post with tracking.