The women of ZDPM embroidering numdah rugs

The women of ZDPM embroidering numdah rugs

Kulsuma Nazir - an artisan with ZDPM

Kulsuma Nazir - an artisan with ZDPM

Amina and friends, ZDPM artisans

Amina and friends, ZDPM artisans

Gulzara Muneer - a ZDPM artisan

Gulzara Muneer - a ZDPM artisan

Zanana Dastkari Production Markaz (ZDPM)

India

Traditional crewel embroidery skills are unique to the women of Kashmir, and the artisans of Zanana Dastkari Production Markaz (ZDPM) work together and adapt these skills to develop new products for the New Zealand market. The development of a successful handicraft enterprise preserves their cultural skills across generations and raises the economic status and independence of women.