Women are a powerful force in our global society. They are often the lynchpin in their communities, able to create major change that lifts up themselves and their neighbors. In particular, women artisans have worked together in cooperatives creating folk art that provides income for their families, preserves their cultural heritage, heals the wounds of war and domestic abuse, improves education, and protects their environments.
This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa.
Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. Also, mark your calendar for all the exciting Empowering Women events we are hosting. This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM - See more at: http://www.museumofman.org