Rwanda on my mind….

Sitting at my dining table, drinking Tanzanian coffee, and looking at my baskets from Rwanda. I thought I would post a few pictures and a little blurb about where the baskets come from…

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While working on a project in Rwanda, I heard about Covanya Cooperative located in Nyamata – about an hours drive outside of Kigali. The cooperative is made up of about 40 woman weavers that make beautiful Agaseke and Plateau baskets. I really believe in the cooperative model – it has the potential for great things. However as an development anthropologist I also see the other side that is not always so glossy – this post is about the beauty at the cooperative and in the country….

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Looking at these pictures again makes me smile…..

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