Rubia promotes women’s empowerment through education and income generation from the sale of heritage handwork. We work with women in Afghanistan, Mali, and Manchester, New Hampshire who are rebuilding their lives after prolonged conflict and displacement. 

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Presentation and Reception on November 8 for Bogolan Exhibit in Lexington

Rubia Executive Director Catherine Rielly will give a presentation on Malian bogolan followed by a reception in Lexington on November 8.

Rubia Thanks East Village Fair Planners, Participants

Left to right: Rubia Board members Nabila Baba-Ali and Lynne Stone; and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director. Photo credit to Jimmy McFeeley.

Malian Mud Cloth (Bogolan) Exhibit Opens on November 3

Artists belonging to the Tanti Bogolan Women’s Association in Djenne hand-dyed this textile in August for Rubia’s Lexington exhibit.

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