These vibrant shibori-dyed butterfly wings (complete with pompon accents around the edges) are the perfect addition to dress-up time for children ages 3+. Shibori—a method of dyeing cloth with a pattern by stitching, binding, folding, twisting, or compressing—is a traditional art form in western Rajasthan, India. These wings were handmade in India under fair trade conditions.
Want to pair this with a book? Try The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1969).
Materials: Cotton dyed with nontoxic vegetable dyes
Size: 40 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
Founded in 2006 with the goal of designing collections that appeal to Westerners while honoring the culture, craft, and capacity of Indian artisans, Matr Boomie is a fair trade organization striving to break the cycle of poverty in India. It works with more than 1,000 artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India, providing fair wages, opportunities for commerce, and safe working environments, as well as sponsoring community workshops, trainings, healthcare check-ups, and more.