Recently I visited the Museum of Man at Balboa Park here in San Diego, where there is an "Empowering Women" exhibit.
The necklaces above were made by Kenyan women, on display along with other artisan handcrafted art from various countries including Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. The cooperatives in these countries are bringing women together who are creating products that bring income to their families in addition to empowering and educating their communities.
I was particularly drawn to the gorgeous necklaces and inspired by the colors and work that was put into these creations. It's been awhile since I've created jewelry, but now I really want to make something beautiful...
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