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Place of security. Space of development — changing with contextual needs. Sometimes a courtyard for community feast, another time a playground, or workstation, or site for teachings, or an exhibition venue. Aangan, the courtyard is what the Rural Pakistani Artisans make.

Aangan is an online platform created with, by and for female artisans in Pakistan, to sell their handcrafted apparel and lifestyle products. Within the handmade artifacts lie stories of courageous women who are constantly stitching new possibilities for themselves, their families and their community.

Come receive the gifts, an expression of authenticity, self-acceptance and belonging. Become interwoven into the social fabric interlocking households.

Nazia Fareed
Lodhran

Tarkashi, Motifs Work, Shadow Work

Riffat Sultana
Multan

Applique, Tilla Work, Tarkashi, Mirror Work, Nag, Bead Work, Banarsi Work, Ar Work

Shabana Kanwal
Multan

Ar Work, Gota Work, Sindhi Tanka, Motifs Work

Mumtaz Ameer
Bahawalpur

Mirror Work, Kacha Tanka

Farzana Bilal
Lodhran

Gota Work, Motifs Work, Shadow Work, Karhai

Mehwish Bano
Nankana

Croatia Work, Bead Work

Kalsoom Nazwaz
Bahawalpur

Ar Work, Motifs Work, Mirror Work