I have little time to add more right now, but hopefully we have internet on safari.
The first photo shown here is of the woven ‘Shukas’ worn by the Maasai here in Kenya.
Shúkà is the Maa word for sheets traditionally worn wrapped around the body, one over each shoulder, then a third over the top of them. These are typically red, though with some other colors (e.g.blue) and patterns (e.g. plaid).
The other fabrics I bought were very heavily waxed printed fabrics with bold heavy patterns.
The fabric is really heavy and has its origins in Indonesia when settled by the Dutch, I have several pieces of this fabric at home, but I wanted to add to my collection.
5 very heavy pieces have found their way into my case.
I’m still researching on how its made.
We couldn’t see them, they were behind the trees. The enclosure we stood around had lots of huge baby bottles full of milk unceremoniously piled in an old wheel barrow.
Suddenly from out of the bushes a line of 14 small elephants appeared gaining pace as they grew closer. There was an urgency in their step, their ears folded back and the feet flew and trunks swung to the rhythm of their gait.
was a wonderful experience watching the antics of 28 baby elephants.
They rolled in the dirt, the hugged each other and showed feelings for their handlers and their elephant friends. It was a fabulous event.