Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. In 1849 Tubman escaped slavery and fled to Philadelphia. From there she used the Underground Railroad to help rescue other enslaved people. In 1850, Tubman traveled to Baltimore for the first time to help her niece Kessiah and her two children escape to Philadelphia. Over the course of 11 years, Tubman returned to the Eastern Shore about 13 times and rescued some 70 enslaved people. One of Tubman’s last missions to the Eastern Shore was to lead her aging parents to St. Catharines, Ontario.
This Felt Ornament is hand crafted using natural fibers and eco-friendly resources by talented artisans in remote regions of Kyrgyzstan for Silk Road Bazaar. All details are hand stitched and embroidered.
This historic felt Christmas ornament is approximately 4 to 5" in size.
Silk Road Bazaar connects with artists who are far from the capitals, have limited market access and have carried on traditional craft culture.