This vibrant artisan made Australian Emu is of the highest quality workmanship. Each item is individually handmade from start to finish and no two are the same. The yarn is hand dyed, using premium Swiss colourfast and non-toxic dyes, then hand woven and fashioned into Barefoot’s world famous products.
In 1958 a young colourist and artist Barbara Sansoni and The Good Shepherd Order created the BAREFOOT concept out of a need for a rehabilitation program for young Sri Lankan women, who had little or no schooling and no skills and were placed in the care of the nuns. Today, BAREFOOT is a premier textile design company exporting worldwide.
BAREFOOT is not a charitable organisation. The workers receive an honest wage and the joy of being able to support themselves and their children thus acquiring dignity and self-respect. The cloth is in demand for its utility and appearance. Creative designers are encouraged to be innovative and stretch their creative intelligence. Barefoot fabrics are hand spun, hank dyed and handwoven from 100% cotton and are characterized by the vivid use of colour in geometric proportion.
18cm (H) sitting