For centuries, the world over, mothers have been teaching their children to weave, to spin, to dye, to embroider, to remember the stories of the ancestors. Passing down these skills to the next generation is practical, of course, because learning them can help develop a livelihood. On the other hand, this intergenerational transference of skills is a way to maintain strong family connections by working together and sharing ideas. In the most meaningful context, it nurtures a cultural legacy.
So we offer deep gratitude to those mothers who hold traditions and families together. Whether they are making little spindles for their children to practice with high in the mountains of the Andes or are teaching their daughters to stitch khamak embroidery in Afghanistan, their legacy, their beauty endures.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and to all who mother.