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Helping India's Village Women with the Exquisite Designs of Farah Shawls

Farah Shawls are designed and handmade by India's village women, helping them rise out of poverty and bring cultural changes. The beauty of the shawls is only achieved through the power of entrepreneurship.
By Paul Lachhu

The word "shawl" in Western countries tends to evoke an image of a frail elderly woman trying to find warmth. Farah Khan, the Founder and Director of Kashmir Krafts, would never understand that limited image because her private brand label Farah Shawls products are exquisite, hand embroidered or hand woven shawls, scarves and stoles that are worn by women who appreciate beauty, creativity, and high quality in textiles. The intricate designs are produced by women artisans in India who are in great need of employment because they are either living in poverty, or are war widows or domestic abuse victims, and all only needed someone to believe in their potential. Farah is passionate about helping other women by utilizing her passion for tex...

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