materials & techniques: embroidery on denim
Product design using textile arts for a collaboration between a non-governmental organization and a mindfulness-based organization
These handmade dolls have the entire organ system embroidered on their exteriors to help underprivileged girls in villages –who are separated from their mothers who often work as sweepers, maids, and caretakers in big cities– understand the works of their bodies, especially as they are often separated from the main female figures in their lives. The lack of human touch and affection can be hard to deal with and can affect their development. Providing a source of comfort and touch was a meager way to remind these girls that they are loved.
This initiative aimed to send handmade, hand-embroidered love, in the form of cloth dolls for the girls in parts of rural India, who hadn't seen their mothers in over 4 months due to the CoVID-19 pandemic.
Anatomical render of the human organ systems: