Monday, July 16, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 2012 ~ Some wonderful PR for PTOP !

We are so pleased with this wonderful article by Annie Waterman, published July 4th !


Poetic Threads of Pakistan

BY Annie Waterman | July 4, 2012

"Facing Hurdles, but Keeping Tradition Alive"

In July of 2010 a devastating flood hit Pakistan. The UN estimated that nearly one-third of the country was submerged, causing 20.4 million people to be affected by this tragedy. As a response, a socially conscious company called Poetic Threads of Pakistan (PTOP) was formed to help jumpstart the lives of those who were affected......
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

October 2011 Journey ~ Wild 'n Wooly Road Trip to "Kafiristan" CHITRAL /KAILASH~ Rumbur Valley

See full album / " Chitral " :
These women were amazing ....

June 2012 ~ Summer arrivals !

Latest June arrivals...exquisitely embroidered pieces arriving this week from Swati and Hazara cooperatives !  Getting ready for Santa Fe International Folk Art Collection at DALLAS MARKET CENTER, June 20-24th.

In the next couple of weeks we will be posting our latest 2012 video interviews with our artisans...Musrat Bibi, Begum Bibi , & M. Yousaf.
Stay tuned !

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Asia Society Blog Posting !

Poetic Threads : Rebuilding Communities Through Crafts
NEW YORK —  Marisa Nicole Rufe and Mansoor Badshah of the group Poetic Threads of Pakistan will be at the Asia Society's AsiaStore from 12:30-3:30 pm to talk about traditional textile and jewelry arts of Pakistan.

Poetic Threads of Pakistan, a socially conscious organization, works with artisans from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan to build sustainable livelihoods and preserve cultural hand-crafting traditions. Located along the Afghan border, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region is generally represented in mainstream media as a site of ongoing conflict and instability. Poetic Threads aims to present a different face of residents' social lives by highlighting the area's ancient, rich and dynamic culture.
Through their work with individual artisans and local organizations, Poetic Threads wants to empower the local residents affected by the conflict, and promote intercultural dialogue on an international level while maintaining their commitment to ethical business practices.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hazara (jisti) Embroidery, Khyber Pakthunkhwa Province

In collaboration with Poetic Threads of Pakistan, AsiaStore presents the textile and jewelry arts
of traditional Pakistan, one of the most dynamic and diverse cultures in terms of artistic
 expression and creativity. Poetic Threadsour newly formed NGO, is dedicated to preserving
 and promoting the traditional handcrafted arts of Pakistan’s remote provinces.


September 15 -16th, 2011