Ilma doll lives in the high mountains.


Ilma doll lives in the high mountains. All sewn from flesh-colored cotton. The eyes and face are embroidered. Black hair, sewn from felt. Sewn smoothly to the head, they form such a cap with a bun. Ilma is dressed in a white blouse embroidered with flowers on the front and sleeves. It comes with a long green skirt with an elastic waistband. On the head a handkerchief. The doll is girded with a decorative ribbon. The clothing can be removed. I brought this beautiful doll and many others for you from my recent trip to India. Each doll is sewn and decorated by hand by Afghan refugee women with great care and tenderness. Each of them tells its own story and bears the touch of the hands that sewed them. The doll is beautifully made. With great precision and great fabrics.

Ilma – 47 cm

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The founders of SilaiWali are Iris Strill and Bishwadeep Moitra. Iris is a French woman living in India. He has experience working with French design and sewing companies in India. She has conducted many workshops for Indian women where she taught how they can use their skills and draw on tradition to create beautiful artisanal products. That’s how the idea for the social initiative was born, whose motto is: A PATH FOR FREEDOM. SilaiWali is a group of women refugees from Afghanistan, mainly from the Hazara tribe. The women now live in Delhi. They sew dolls and animals, and create utilitarian items by hand. Iris acquires a lot of beautiful fabric scraps after making clothes. Toys are sewn by hand, clothes are embroidered and embroidered. The bodies are created from cotton canvas in skin colors of various shades to celebrate cultural diversity, as it were. All products are manufactured using upcycling techniques.


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