Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weaving (4)

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I'm unsure whether this is the beginning of a basket or a mat.
Abekro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Woven fabrics for sale in a village just south of Bouake.
Bouake, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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Children are the usual weavers, as their fingers are small and nimble. The weaving machines are made out of sapling trunks that are driven into the ground, where they root and provide stability. The tops of the trunks send out leaves that provide shade for the weaver.
Bouake, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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An entire grove of weaving machines.
Bouake, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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