The embroideries of Savane Rutongo-Kibuye were created by a group of Rwandan women living in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis. They joined together, putting the events of the past behind them, to work side by side each day in peace and with the hope that their children would have a better future. Savane Rutongo-Kibuye is one of many collectives of artisans that reflect a larger phenomenon taking place all over Rwanda: reconstruction, reconciliation, and the desire for peace. Rutongo Embroideries’ goal has been to bring these works to the attention of the American public. It’s our privilege to be part small part of bringing the story of these resilient African women and their amazing art to the United States.