BALALIA AFGHANISTAN AND INDIA ASPIIRES
I watched the Bajalia show and was impressed with their folk art all done by hand with Lapis ground down to dainty beads and the metal is all hand hamered,they also had large pieces i have never seen them so big with beautiful metal designs .I saw a tribel patterned bib it was so lovelyand nice colours .It seems women against all odds are working and not married to young and having babies which happens in India.and the lapis come from Afghanistan’ smuggled’ i bought a bunch of beautiful bangles NETTIE 2:40pm 2/27/15
socialButterflyDo you think it is right for a 35yr old man to marry a 10 year old girl?NETTEA 1:14pm 3/3/2015 what about the chinese and the unbinding of the womens feet.
I agree, Flowerchild520. Rape is a huge problem everywhere. But there is no way country #2 by population on Earth is there because of rape. I was saying that there is a disconnect in our and their culture understanding. We cannot possibly "get" them, because we are not them and we are not raised with their way of thinking. We are not trying to dress them all in bikinis (because it is sexy and attractive from our men’s viewpoint), so why do we try to interfere with their culture and beliefs? They are no more right or wrong than us. If they want to wear their native clothing, arrange marriages at birth and such- its their business. Education has nothing to do with it. However, I am for a free trade. If they want to sell us something what we want to buy- great. But to tell them how to live their lives is not appropriate or acceptable.
Are they all able to choose for themselves? I think not. One can raise a son they think is proper only have them turn out to be something else. Doesn’t only happen in foreign countries, happens here as well. As for rape this is not an uncommon occurrence here in the U.S. Unfortunately it has gotten worse here as the figures will show.
Cause is noble, indeed. But who raises all those abusive, agressive and tyrannic men that make life of women miserable? Do these men come from space? How do sweet and curious little boys grow up to become nasty and mean grown men who have no respect or regard for their mothers, sisters, neighbors?.. At what point in time women become victims of their own male kids and need an outside help? Why do single women have numerous kids they can not provide for? Personally, I do not believe that all troubled women in unstable regions of the world are victims of rape. Some probably are. But not to a degree Bajalia vendor leads us to believe. And we all know what it takes to get pregnant:smileywink: It is their culture and customs. And they should choose for themselves how to live their life. Just because WE think it is wrong to live this way, doesnt make it right for THEM.
I didn’t get to watch the show but saw some pieces in between. I bought a Bajalia bracelet a couple of years ago. I love it and the colors are so vibrant. I love bangles because they are so easy to put on. I have a very hard time wearing anything with a clasp, the fingers don’t work like they used to as you get older. I am totally happy with the bracelet and support these ladies who have an excellent cause trying to support their familes. I give they all the credit in the world.:womanhappy:
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03.03.15 6:15 PM