Relief for Japan


The beautiful textiles of Japan gave me the idea to start Re-Purpose History.  The amazing history and culture of Japan has inspired me in so many ways.  

We have been completely absorbed in watching the news and reading everything we can since the devastating tsunami and earthquakes.  The footage of the tsunami is like a nightmare we are watching over and over.  Yet each time we see or hear a reporter speak with the survivors, we are witness to the courage and strength of the Japanese people.  The road ahead of them to heal and re-build is going to be very difficult.

We don't have much these days but we would like to try and give something.  We have a listing on Etsy for a pendant I made.  We are going to donate the proceeds from the sale of the pendant to the Red Cross for Japan aid.  My hope is that this will actually be the first thing we sell from our store.  It just feels right.


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The pendant is a piece of Showa era kimono fabric under glass with a dragonfly charm.  We chose this particular pendant because of the dragonfly.  In Japan the dragonfly is a symbol of courage, strength and happiness.  

12 comments:

FabricFascination said...

What a nice contribution. Your kimono under glass pendant is intriguing.

Orangies Attic said...

I just love the fabrics you use... :)

Kay said...

Gorgeous pendant and a beautiful tribute to the people of Japan.

Dana said...

beautiful! I'm currently doing my own Japan Relief project as well. It's going well so I hope yours does too!

Dana

Re-Purpose History said...

Thank you everyone :) We have family in the Tokyo area so this is really important to me.

Debbie V said...

hopping back from the blog hop. happy to follow. I'll tweet this a couple times maybe it will help

M said...

Beautiful pendant, what a lovely idea. Found you on Aquariann's Blog Hop. Come and visit mine sometime:
http://autena.blogspot.com

BHG and Aulani Photo said...

It is a beautiful piece! And I wish you luck on your fresh start :)

Nettle Place said...

I have seen your bags on etsy. Really awesome what you are doing! And..nice to meet you :)

Judy Nolan said...

That's a beautiful necklace with a beautiful purpose behind it.

snowfawn said...

thanks for the follow...interesting article x

Re-Purpose History said...

Thanks everyone, I hope someone will buy it. I do think it would be awesome if this one was our first sale it would mean a lot.