Kandahar Treasure founder to present work from her organization at NKU on Monday

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Friday – Feb. 27, 2015

March 2 UPDATE: WNKU talked with Rangina Hamidi about Kandahar Treasure. Listen to the interview at http://wnku.org/post/female-entrepreneur-afghanistan-come-nku-share-her-story. 

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Rangina Hamidi, founder of Kandahar Treasure, will visit Northern Kentucky University on Monday, March 2, from 4-7 p.m. in Student Union 107A, to present work from the artisans of her organization.

Kandahar Treasure employs women artisans from the Kandahar area of Afghanistan to help develop an economic base for the province and support the advancement of women throughout the country.

The organization offers home décor items, such as pillows and tablecloths, as well as clothing and accessories embellished with a uniquely Afghan style of embroidery called Khamak (pronounced kha-mahk). The style is one of the oldest and purest forms of embroidery art in the world.

For centuries this embroidery has been produced by women who gather in their homes to create pieces of functional beauty. Until recently, it was shared mostly within southern Afghanistan. And on Monday, it will arrive at NKU.

Learn more about Kandahar Treasure at http://www.kandahartreasure.com.

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