Another intriguing art form is plaster work.
Would you just look at this giraffe!! There were three of them in a little herd next to each other in the tent.
The artists make them from melted flip-flops!
It was crowded so I didn't even attempt to speak to them, but you know I would have asked lots of questions... what started your interest in flip-flop-melting?
I enjoyed seeing this sign outside the textile tent. It says
A woman isn't happy until she has a thousand Khangas
These are the sarong like fabrics with wild beautiful color combinations worn in a variety of ways. There are two khangas hanging next to the sign.
We wanted to try the Kenyan food, which reminded us of Indian spices. They were always out of coconut rice! We did try the samosas, and, YUM!
At the end of the day, we listened to storytellers talking about their long apprenticeships. They needed to be able to know their audience, how to talk to them, how long and full to make their stories, and how to present them with drama and humor. I loved the two I was able to hear. I think we'd have become friends given a chance!
The cultural areas were closing to prepare for the evening concerts. The food and drink tents were doing a booming business as it was dinner time. As we were leaving Kenya for the day, we walked behind these two men. I loved their clothing, red and sparkling, flowing, textural. I loved that one man had on running shoes.
I love learning about other cultures and how much we have in common. These people from Kenya were jolly and smart and learned. And they love fabric too.