Mahatma Gandhi’s Cutlery

mahatma gandhi cutleryHe always seemed a somewhat frail man and was know for fasting as a passive method of protest against  injustice. So the cutlery for Mahatma Gandhi has a certain irony to it I guess. His metal food bowl, two wooden spoons and a wooden fork that he used while incarcerated at the Aga Khan Palace in Pune is being sold. It is a private sale, not an auction and no word on where the estimated £75,000 will be going. Just that is being sold by a private collector.

The wooden spoons and fork seems so delicate and the fork shows a broken tine. For some reason this saddens me a little. But I want us all to take this moment to reflect on what our food means to us, how lucky we are to have it and the people around the world who work so hard for so little to create it for us.

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