The chapan is a traditional coat worn by men throughout the "Stans" of Central Asia…Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. Recently, the chapan has been given as a gift to foreigners working together with Afghanistan towards a peaceful future.
No matter the diSTANce that separates us...
we should STANd together...
to celebrate our most outSTANding cultures!
So we’re celebrating Afghanistan with this STANdout chapan fabric tote of our own…
Here’s to a world of underSTANding and to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
(Chapan Photos: The Wall Street Journal; Mission East; UN Multimedia)
(Afghanistan Photos: @simrankaur.lohnes)
Wikipedia (ahem, my favorite source) defines “pay it forward” as “an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor.”
In other words, when someone does something nice for you, you do something nice for someone else, sparking an awesome chain reaction of kindness :)
Season’s greetings to you and your family!
We hope you have a great thyme this season doing your favorite holiday things: from cumin together with your family, to wearing warm and comfy cloves, to chili-ing out and taking some time off to rest. Oh and have fun opening presents too, just remember that “it is always pepper to give than to receive.”
From all of us at Taaluma, we wish you a rose-merry Christmas and a dill-lightful New Year!