Beautifully embroidered fabric decoration made using intricate embroidery to recreate the iconic feminist image of Rosie the Riveter, by St. Nicolas decorations.
Rosie the Riveter is a symbolic and cultural icon from the United States that represented women who worked in factories during World War II. These women took entirely new jobs, to replace the male workers who joined the war front. Rosie is widely recognized in the "We Can Do It!" poster as a symbol of American feminism and economic advantage. The idea of Rosie the Riveter originated in a song written in 1942 by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb.
Made by St. Nicolas who specialize in bespoke handmade decorations, this item has been hand-made by women’s co-operatives working to Fairtrade principles in Thailand and India. They have worked for 25 years with a small Christian charity in Thailand that helps disadvantaged rural women find work in their community. Today, some 200 skilled women work at home sewing St Nicolas decorations, and many of them have been doing so for more than 10 years.