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GREETINGS FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS,

DUE TO THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE RULE HERE IN CALIFORNIA, WE ARE WORKING FROM OUR HOMES AND OPERATING ON A LIMITED BASIS OVER THE NEXT WEEKS. WE ARE STILL SHIPPING OUT ORDERS, ALBEIT JUST A LITTLE SLOWER THAN USUAL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY, 

Julie and all at Tika
🕊💟🙌💟🕊

 

April 11, 2012

vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan
vintage beaded dress flowers from Afghanistan

Dress Flowers!

Traditional beaded amulets, designed to be stitched to clothing as emblems of good fortune and beauty. As far back as 400 BC, the Pashtun people of Afghanistan used these sweet beaded medallions to symbolize the sun's life-giving protection.

These beaded discs of Phul (flowers of the Sun) have become our way at Tika to offer a token of protection to Afghani children, so hurt by the ongoing wars in their country.

In the past five years, Tika donated over $13,000 of Dress Flower donations to the following non-profit organizations:

Afghan Women's Mission (supporting health, educational, and other programs for Afghan women) www.afghanwomensmission.org

IKAT (the Central Asia Institute empowers communities through literacy and education, especially for girls, promotes peace through education, and conveys the importance of these activities globally) www.ikat.org

National Geographic Society, Afghan Children's Fund www.nationalgeographic.com

RAWA (the oldest anti-fundamentalist feminist organization of Afghanistan fighting for women's rights, democracy, freedom and social justice since 1977) www.rawa.org

UNICEF Pakistan (providing earthquake relief, education, clean drinking water and promoting health throughout Pakistan areas in need) www.unicef.org/pakistan

UN Refugee Agency (United Nations Refugee Agency who's primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees) UNrefugees.org

V-Day (a global movement to end violence against women and girls) ~ www.vday.org

We donate 100% of all proceeds from the sale of our Dress Flowers to these organizations, so we THANK YOU kindly for all your support!