Amal & the Sea Heirloom Small Doll
I am Falak. My house and the house of my married daughters have been destroyed by war. We all live together with my grandkids in a small house with no furniture. My older sons have all traveled to Europe by sea. Every time we speak about maybe following them one day, my youngest daughter Amal who is 7 years old tells us that she is scared of the sea and the big fish that live in it.
Through these dolls and embroidery, we want to portray the hopeful voices, colorful dreams and stories of war-torn children and their families. We want to spread the unheard, simple stories and aspirations of everyday people like you, people like me who are forced daily to flee their homes.
The names, struggles, and words of these people should be heard, vocalized and spread. They are the only ones who ALWAYS should matter in times of war.
Children are usually the most affected by war-torn areas. We believe they are the lost-generations. Their childhood is halted. Innocence scarred. Playing outside is threatened.
These dolls come from letters and drawings gathered from refugee children; their stories inspire the illustrations on each dolls. By giving them the chance to draw and express their dreams we also aspire to help heal their invisible pain through art and self-expression. These dolls are truly an heirloom and something to cherish.
Approx. 5 inches tall. Handmade in Syria and Lebanon.
The cause this purchase supports: Each doll is given the name of a refugee and once sold, part of the proceeds will go back to that refugee. Additionally, creating the dolls gives income to women very much in need. All live in refugee camps and have little access to opportunity.