Helena Sharker, a basket artisan

Helena Sharker, a basket artisan

Rosa, one of Valerian's very first members

Rosa, one of Valerian's very first members

An artisan weaves a colourful work of art

An artisan weaves a colourful work of art

A basket artisan from Norapara village

A basket artisan from Norapara village

Valerian Handicrafts

Bangladesh

The women artisans of Valerian come from six villages across rural Bangladesh. They gather to work together in village spaces, sharing and learning together, making intricate and beautiful baskets from natural environmentally friendly resources. These ethnic minority artisans increase their self-worth and reduce discrimination through the generation of income from their traditional skills.