The GreenHeart Foundation and the Bartholomew Collections of rare Bhutanese and Lao textile art are currently developing the means required to safeguard, document, appraise, insure and find the final Home of Honor for these extraordinary pieces of Asian Art Heritage.
The GreenHeart Foundation is a humanitarian project that aims to establish self-sustaining textile industries in traditional societies through the revitalization of cultural artforms that promote meaning, identity and livelihood. Began in Laos in 1995, the GreenHeart foundation funded and initiated textile practices for local artisans in six northern villages. In these efforts, the goals were (1) providing an alternative to prostitution for women and young girls, (2) funding bomb removal teams to clear unexploded ordnance from civilian land, and (3) fund much-needed village infrastructure, most prominently facilities for clean drinking water and education. As we continue in Laos and expand our mission internationally, our goal will remain the same; utilizing the power of art to transform lives.
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