A whistle around the neck is the symbol for Falling Whistles, a nonprofit campaign for peace and aid for children in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. During the past 10 years, roughly 6 million people have died, and nearly 1,500 people continue to lose their lives daily. Many of those lives are young boys, too small to carry guns; instead, they carry whistles and are on the front lines of war. Sean Carasso started Falling Whistles to raise money for child rehabilitation programs and advocacy through the sale of whistle pendants. Be a whistleblower for peace and get your whistles here.
I love the vibrant colors and details in each of these tapestries, hand woven by Efrain Curi of Huancavelica, Peru. The piece on the far right is called Women in Blue where side by side, women are wearing bright straw hats with dark braids hanging down their backs. It is Curi’s tribute to all Andean mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts. Beautiful.