I have been coveting one of these bowls since I first saw them in August at the Niche Mommy Conference. Such amazing craftsmanship and love that goes into making these hand woven works of art. Pictures do not do it justice. Let me tell you a little about them.
These handwoven baskets are part of Macy’s Path to Peace Rwanda program. The Path to Peace Rwanda program is a trade for aide initiative by Macy’s. Macy’s has hired women in Rwanda to help them earn a living, empower them and support their families. Macy’s has also done the same thing with their Heart of Haiti program. These programs are helping the men and women of these great countries rebuild their homes and lives after years of genocide in Rwanda and the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Through the sale of these baskets Macy’s has been able to help 18,000 children in Rwanda. It has allowed these women to purchase health insurance, receive much needed health care and send their children to school.
I love my basket, my job for this post was to showcase the basket with a recipe we made from the Macy’s Culinary Council’s Thanksgiving and Holiday Cookbook. I was so worried about it getting ruined that I lined it with parchment paper and saran wrap before putting our gluten free beignets in the basket and took a quick picture. Then I promptly hung it on the wall in my kitchen where I think it looks better. It is one of those pieces I will treasure for years to come. I think when we move in a few months and decorate our new kitchen, I am going to buy a few more baskets to put on the wall with this one. What a great conversation piece and the perfect art work for a kitchen or dining room wall.
Disclaimer – I was contacted by Be Everywhere to participate in this post, I was given the cookbook from Macy’s Culinary Council and basket from the Macy’s Path to Peace program as compensation for this post. All opinions posted are 100% my own.