Friday, January 9, 2009

African Women

This picture was taken in 1936 at Fort Hall in Kenya. This would be near Nyeri. I am not sure what the woman is doing with the blanket. It looks like it is not a cold day, and I can not tell if she is actually working on making the blanket or not.

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  1. hey look their ears are stretched just like the kids do nowadays

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  2. With all those free strands there, I'd say she must be weaving.

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  3. She is making a 'kiondo' or Kikuyu bag. The kiondos are used all over the world in modern days. But they are much smaller. Maybe that is why you think this one in the photo is a blanket. That is funny.

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  4. Hey. Fort Hall (Muranga) is about 100 miles from Nyeri. Thank you for the photo anyway. I love it.

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  5. This is interesting. The Woman is weaving a huge kiondo (basket). It seems like they made them much finer than we do today.
    Grace Mureithi

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