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African Carvings January 14, 2016

Filed under: Africa,Carvings — Janet @ 7:38 pm

After my post a few days ago about seeing the African masks at a woodworkers home, I started looking at our own collection of African carvings.  They seemed to be everywhere – some of them I had completely forgotten about.  More memories came flooding back.


from Ghana – bought in the open air market in Accra, 1988

IMG_9647  I can’t remember where or when we acquired this carving

IMG_9643    the black carving up on the high shelf in our kitchen is also from Ghana

IMG_9652  purchased in Machakos Kenya in September 1966 this was the first of many expeditions with my new boy friend who is now my husband of 48 years.    We sat on a hillside near a stream and watched the man carving these figures.  We were young.  Now many years later my husband now uses a cane like this Kenyan mzee.  I never had to tote water like this woman but she was certainly representative of Kenya at that time.