Just a little textile porn for my friends who are into this sort of thing…Aunt Casey and Cousin Amy, we’re speaking to you. In 2015 we brought home a heap of khangas; the traditional swahili fabric with distinct patterns and borders, usually used for clothing. Hopefully it was okay that we instead made them into
Another powerful day in Tanzania! This time it was our return to visit the Amboni Women’s Group (Amboni is a small town outside of Tanga). When we met them in 2015 they were just learning skills to make items they could sell – soap, tie-dye, etc. At the time I thought everyone was very nice,
We were super lucky to make a return visit to the Makonde tribe where Aaron reunited with his wood carving teacher, Mende, from 2015. As a refresher, during our 2015 trip our friend Brian asked the Makonde tribe if they’d give Aaron a carving lesson. When they said ‘yes’ Aaron and I peeled off from
On our first day in Tazania we learn how to make African batik, and check out a real working batik “factory” — and it’s not what we expected.
Next week Anner and I head back on the road for six weeks in Tanzania (YES!!!!), but that means there’s still time to regale you with a post or two from here in Seattle. This time I thought I’d do a quick, photo-centric post on the street art my dad and I saw when he