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Afghan women revive traditional skills in Canada

The women of the Malalay Afghan sewing co-op in Burnaby have brought their needle-work skills to Canada. Having escaped 30…

By Ryan Fletcher , in Life , on April 12, 2009 Tags: , , , , ,

The women of the Malalay Afghan sewing co-op in Burnaby have brought their needle-work skills to Canada. Having escaped 30 years of perpetual war in Afghanistan, many have been left traumatized.

But as Ryan Fletcher reports, the co-op’s women are learning to deal with the challenges of a new life and the scars of an old one through a traditional Afghan business.

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