Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Best of the ICFW Archives: Banana Leaf Characters

By Ruth Ann Dell

Ten enchanting little folk live in my study. They sway above me as I work on my computer and they are very dear to me. 

Who are they? 

They are the characters on a mobile my husband bought me last year when we spent a weekend on a wild life farm. Artists crafted them in Kenya using simple materials on hand—things like leaves from banana trees, banana skins and sisal twine. The tools the artists used to dry, twist, twirl and fashion these materials into these endearing folk are readily available—the sun, and their own hands, knives, and scissors. 

Today I'll chat about some of the resources around me which I use to create my characters.

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