How can I find a photo of a 20 year old burka swatch advocacy?
August 17, 2021 10:13 AM   Subscribe

From at least 1999 to 2002, the Feminist Majority Foundation sold swatches of burka to raise money and awareness for Afghan women. Can anyone find a photo of these swatches, or a screenshot of the store listing of this item?

The first paragraph of this article describes this.

From my memory, this item was sold on a small piece of printed paper roughly the size of the current vaccine cards, and there was a small piece of blue fabric a little larger than a postage stamp attached with a gold safety pin.

Can anyone find a photo of this cloth and paper item, someone wearing the burka fabric as a pin, or an archive/screenshot of the store listing of this item?
posted by andoatnp to Society & Culture (2 answers total)
The Wayback Machine provides:'s online store, Nov. of 2001.

"Burqua Swatch - Symbol of Rememberance for Afghan Women

Description: This swatch of mesh represents the obstructed view of the world for an entire nation of women who were once free. Wear it in remembrance -- so that we do not forget the women and girls of Afghanistan until their right to work, freedom of movement, education, and healthcare are restored and they are free once again."
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:40 AM on August 17 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I’m hoping to find photos of the actual swatch, but the store is helpful. Thanks!
posted by andoatnp at 6:28 PM on August 17

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