Beautiful Baskets and a Path to Peace in Rwanda

When I was given the chance to review a basket from the Rwanda Path to Peace project, I wasn’t familiar with them. After reading more about them, I was so touched and inspired that I was honored to be able to review and share them with everyone.

They’re not just beautiful, hand-crafted works of art, these Rwanda baskets are actually changing lives.

 

Rwanda Baskets Path to Peace

 

The Rwanda Path to Peace is an amazing project that has created a source of sustainable living for thousands of women and their families. The women who weave the baskets are not only able to provide food and clothing for their families, but can now provide access to healthcare and education for their children. The women are gaining power and respect in their families and in their community, which gives them a voice and an active role in the shaping of their futures.

 

Rwanda Baskets Path to Peace

 

The basket that I received is the Purple Bloom Fruit Bowl. It’s beautiful!

 

Rwanda Baskets Path to Peace Purple Fruit Bowl

 

It’s a nice, solid basket with gorgeous, vibrant colors.  And it’s so well made; I loved holding it and inspecting it and thinking of the hands that worked so hard to make it. It really is a work of art.

 

Rwanda Baskets Path to Peace

 

I have it displayed in a cabinet right by the front entrance of the house and love seeing it as I walk in.  I love the bowl itself, but even more than that, I love that in a small way I was able to take part in a woman empowering herself and changing her life.

 

Rwanda Baskets Path to Peace

You can purchase your own beautiful Path to Peace bowls exclusively at Macy’s for only $39.99 right now (normally $50). These baskets come with their own Certificate of Authenticity card detailing the project and would make perfect Holiday gifts for your loved ones.

Be sure to read the touching stories about the women who create these beautiful bowls on the Macy’s blog.  Learn more about the Path to Peace Project online

DisclosureI received a Rwanda Path to Peace fair trades fruit bowl for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Jill A. Collins says:

    I love this type of product. One of my favorite websites is Novica where they have so many gorgeous baskets like these. I’ve always wanted to own one, but could never afford such a beautiful basket. 

  2. cylina williams says:

    Beautiful baskets, I love having baskets in my home and these are very unique.

  3. what a nice story and beautiful baskets. :)

  4. The patterns are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this incredible work that goes to a great cause!

  5. I just love finding products that are handmade. If we empower women then we empower the world.

  6. This is an awesome prize for a giveaway, it’s an honor to be able to own a piece of history because Rwnada has so much history & life these people lived & continue to live!!!
    I would be SO honored to own this piece from Rwanda!!

  7. tracymangrum says:

    This basket is amazing! Very beautiful 

  8. What incredible patterns!

  9. Love the beautiful colors and patterns in these baskets!

  10. these are amazing – the colors are so bold and they have so much more meaning than just a basket from the home decor store

  11. Rachel Ketterman says:

    would love to give to my daughter for her dorm room!! Would look great and be awesome to give!

  12. Mary Dailey says:

    I can hardly believe how beautiful these baskets are. They would surely become family heirlooms someday!

  13. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    these baskets are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win one

  14. these are beautiful, I can’t believe one bowl has thousands of hand sewn stitches!

  15. It’ is so good to see a large company works to help all those people and baskets looks very nice

  16. These are beautiful baskets and what a great idea to empower women in this way.

  17. jamie braun says:

    I can’t even fathum that these are hand woven. now that’s real talent! so beautiful

  18. It’s so amazing how people can do this. Sometimes I forget some of the things i buy took someone so much care to make, beautifully done

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  19. Cathy Jarolin says:

    These hand woven baskets are Beautiful! Everyone that I’ve seen is gorgeous!! The fact that these were made by women to support their familys make them even more Special! What an awesome & thoughtful Giveaway~~~

  20. The colors and geometric patterns are stunning!

  21. What gorgeous baskets!  And their story makes them even more beautiful to me!

  22. joanne gentry says:

    Whenever I can, I try to give hand made gifts These baskets are beautiful, nice review :)

  23. Trasina McGahey says:

    Just looking at the pictures I find it amazing that those are hand made. They are so beautiful and look like they took a lot of work!

  24. Becky VanGinkel says:

    These baskets are absolutely amazing!! I love the intricate designs and patterns in each one. I think it’s great that the basket weavers are able to help their families so much with their weaving. It must give each woman a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they are putting food on their tables and helping their children and families live longer, healthier lives!

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