Thursday, October 13, 2005

This, too, is Pakistan: Thatta Kedona

Rural project showcases cultural dolls, toys and folklore

Thatta Kedona is a remarkable project in rural Pakistan where high-quality toys and dolls are crafted. Many volunteers from Western countries have visited and coached village people in the self-help project since 1991. The dolls and tin toys reflect regional cultures of Pakistan. The products generate cash income for the farming families through the local cooperative-like NGO (non-governmental organization).

The workmanship of the dolls and toys has garnered international recognition. Literacy and vocational training, holistic village development, self-help activities, the empowerment of women and art history in Pakistani culture are among the many components of Thatta Kedona. For more information this unique project, click here.

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Doll said...

Thanks for this excellent post that is now at Thatta Kedona blogroll.

Deb Sistrunk said...

Doll, I just clicked on your name. The new images of the dolls are precious! May I have ALL of them??

AsianSmiles said...

Congrats on the new site!!! Will visit as much as I could.