African Arts and Crafts
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It's been awhile since I've posted about my travels to Kenya. I do have several more posts before I conclude the series. I thought rather than show you more travels today, I would instead focus on some of my purchases. It was the first time I'd purchased so much at once and I love all my purchases.
|Candlesticks made of ebony wood. I think they are beautiful but I found it difficult to find candles to fit the base. In the end I purchased votive candles and cut down the bottoms to fit.|
|A pair of elephants carved from ebony wood.|
|Soapstone carvings. I love the globe sitting on the base.|
|A game to play. I think it is called "Solitaire" and is like playing checkers except you play yourself.|
|A close up of the game board.|
|Soapstone plate and zebra mask.|
|Same zebra mask and a different soapstone plate.|
|Some calabashes. First time I saw them tinted dark. I purchased these on the highway on the journey from Marigat.|
|A drum. I was told this drum is not actually a Kenyan drum but comes from Tanzania.|
|This drum is a Kenyan drum.|
|Soapstone carving. Map of Mount Longonot and other areas. Click photo to get a better view.|
|Maasai wedding necklace.|
I hope you enjoy the art. Please check out my travel posts on Kenya. You can find some links here.