Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Flowers of Darfur

Here are some...look at the color! These flowers are busy weaving the most gorgeous baskets; they are members of a women's collective organized by Darfur Peace & Development Organization (DPDO). A shipment of baskets arrives in the States about every three months. They are gorgeous, colorful, & resilient, just like the artisans. GG's editor can personally attest to this (as if you wouldn't believe it anyway!). We'd love it if you visited the site & saw how to order one. Or even just read about these lovely women & how they are getting on. We await a field report but have received new photos from Khartoum (where many Darfuris are living). These are from last May, by Susan Burgess-Lent (all rights reserved), Program Director of DPDO. We'll be publishing new photos soon....Have a colorful evening. ciao-salaam-meow/GG/mgmt