Fabric Alice in Wonderland Decoration: Caterpillar
This Alice in Wonderland decoration will brighten up any Christmas tree, or home all year round!
We are very proud to be supplying these decorations from British company St. Nicolas who, for over 25 years, have worked with a small Christian charity in Thailand that helps disadvantaged rural women find work in their community, rather than being forced to leave home to work in a factory. Today, some 200 skilled women work at home sewing their decorations, and many of them have been doing so for more than 10 years.
The decorations are made using the traditional method of zardozi embroidery. Zari (meaning gold) embroidery originated in Persia and reached India in the 12th century. It is a highly skilled embroidery technique that traditionally used gold wires and jewels to embellish courtly robes. Zardozi work is a rare and respected craft, the skills of which are handed down from generation to generation.