Rwandan peace basket

Item type: Basket Date: 2005 Description: Rwandan peace basket handwoven from coiled papyrus reeds by the members of Avega. Avega, is, in its own words, “a Rwandan survivors’ organisation formed by women affected by the genocide in 1994. Avega members weave peace baskets to symbolise the need for healing in their nation and to help support themselves and Rwanda’s many orphans. Avega provides women and their children with emotional, financial and healthcare support including provision of anti-retroviral drugs for those members with HIV/AIDS”. Peace baskets are brought to the UK by Never Again, which describes itself as a “collaborative international network of people that aims to provoke ideas and action for peace.”

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