Thatta Kedona

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“Thatta Kedona” at Christmas Bazaar in German Embassy Islamabad

This year’s ‘Christmas Bazaar’ at the German Embassy in Islamabad was organised on Friday, 1 December 2017 in full traditional German spirit with Christmas food and music.

A large number of people, including the staff of different diplomatic missions in the capital visited and enjoyed the ‘Christmas Bazaar’ at the embassy premises.

Numerous stalls were offering not only food, chocolate, coffee and cookies but also Pakistani handicrafts. “Thatta Kedona” was one of the exhibitors at this annual event, which has a long tradition. The doll-making project “Thatta Kedona” was initiated by the German artist and designer Dr. Senta Siller in the village Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka in District Okara that has given the women a way to earn extra income for themselves and their families during the last 25 years.

As a part of this event “Thatta Kedona” exhibited its beautiful handmade ethnic dolls, tiny finger puppets, bookmarks, bracelets, tin toys and colourful greeting cards. A majority of the members of the international and local community purchased handicrafts at Thatta Kedona’s stall.

People visiting the Bazaar took keen interest in the small handmade ornaments, which were especially made by the “Thatta Kedona” girls for the Christmas season and which are used to decorate the traditional Christmas trees.

The German hosts were happy to see the variety of items at the “Thatta Kedona” stall and promised to continue their long time cooperation with the local NGO Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama (AFA), which is actively involved in improving the lives of the village folk through its different projects in health, education and environment sectors.

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