26 February 2009

baby booties


our dear friend is living in Sarajevo for a few years. she thoughtfully sent us these darling booties for benji. they arrived just in time, on his unbirthday. they are hand knitted in the small villages around Bosnia, mostly in the winter when the women are not herding sheep. i very much love the intricate knitted patterns and the beautiful colors in the photographs she sent alongside. i am fascinated in the skills and crafts of women across the globe. it's nice to step back every once in awhile and marvel. what treasures these will be.

10 comments:

kristen said...

The photos are breathtaking, and full of character.

Benji's little piggies will stay nice and toasty in those darling booties!

amber of TheAmberShow said...

So very beautiful! do you have a shopping link?

leigh said...

oh - aren't those beautiful?! I love them.

{natalie} said...

oh i love them. you are lucky to have them to keep benji warm.

TravelinOma said...

Isn't it fun to realize there are women everywhere making the necessities of life beautiful?

Pina said...

Do you know that the bridge (very old one) on the photo had been ruined during the war and built again after it?

Susan said...

Marta,
Sweet booties. I love things handmade from other countries. I have baskets from Somalia, a poncho from Panama, a purse from Equador, quilts from Korea (all items given to me by people who have been in those countries)

P.S. I wrote a large portion of another chapter for my memoirs yesterday - wow! and you're on my daily blog lookup for inspiration. thanks!!!

Petit Elefant said...

One of my dear friends is from Bosnia, so these are near and dear to my heart. Anything to support the local women!

Catherine said...

How amazing to be given such a beautiful gift, so lovely for your baby boy. Is that bridge in the picture the Mostar bridge? It is beautiful now it has been rebuilt.

ann said...

what a beautiful, touching gift. i especially love the photograph of the woman holding the bootie!

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