Monday, October 1, 2012

Baskets, baskets......

I was fortunate to visit Namibia and Botswana in July, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip. (In fact, in 2014 I would love to offer a tour to these two African countries.) Anyone who knows me would not be surprised to know that I came home with many beautiful baskets. I never thought I would say this, but I admit that even I don't have room for anymore baskets! 
The photo below is from Namibia when my son and I visited a small settlement--it wasn't even a village--where we found many women and numerous dear little children sitting amidst piles of baskets, and obviously awaiting our appearance. The women work very hard to collect the grasses, dye them and then weave them into graceful shapes with their own designs. In a future post, I'll share more photos.

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