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.