Harriet
Harriet
Harriet
Harriet

Harriet

$49.00

Grey Handmade Crochet Scarf 

Details: 100% soft acrylic yarn

Care Instructions: Wash in cold water on gentle cycle or hand wash, roll in towel and wring to remove excess water and lay flat to dry.

Made by Darakhshan: organization aiding disabled women in the slums of Pakistan.

 

This scarf is named after Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and, during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery and a victim of physical violence, Tubman escaped and subsequently made numerous missions to rescue other slaves using the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry. Harriet Tubman remained active during the Civil War. Working for the Union Army as a cook and nurse, Tubman quickly became an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina. In the post-war era, Tubman was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage.

Read her story here