Saturday, January 7, 2012

Busy Hands

At the small village near Kigio Conservancy, a group of ladies used the discarded brochures, magazines and other paper from the Conservancy to create these beads.  They are rolled strips of paper dipped in varnish and they are quite colorful.  There were various sizes and shapes of beads and certainly a variety of colors.  There were both long strings for necklaces and shorter strands for bracelets.  They strung a few seed beads between each paper bead for contrast and color.  The beads are sold only at the village.  The ladies also braid sisal baskets.

What a nice conservation project.  

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