Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Recently I was going to New Orleans for a meeting, and was told about this little shop called Baba Blanket where the items for sale are all handmade items from women's collectives in Africa (mostly Ghana) and South America. I took a 13 block jaunt (well for about 6 blocks then I sorta wobbled) to the store (with an interim stop at Popeye's Fried Chicken, hey I can't resist). I got some great batiks at the urging of my friend and fellow sewing sistah D'adjoa. Really great fabrics. The beautiful lady that runs the store and actually founded the group is D. Aminata Brown. You can check out the website at www.babablanket.com. Beautiful baskets, duvet covers, dining room decor, jewelry, some childrens clothing... etc, etc, etc!