Hand-Embroidered, 100% Linen, Basket Cover from Sinai, Egypt
Paidea Classics is working with the Bedouin in the vicinity of St. Catherine's Monastery, providing work for local women in the now impoverished area. This in turn, increases support and security for the monastery.
This is approximately 15" square. It includes the embroidered monogram "AK" for St. Catherine (Agia Katerina). The fabric is 100% linen, the embroidery floss is 100% cotton and the beads are glass.
Covers are embroidered by different women and there is some variation between them and compared to the one in the photograph.
Please wash by hand in cool water and hang dry. It will shrink if washed and/or dried by machine.