Wednesday, July 22, 2009


 In Kenya, Beauty has always been expressed by wearing elaborate jewelry and dramatic hair styles.

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga

From: Real Beauty

My dolls are a combination of two techniques: knitting and weaving. I learnt weaving from my grandmother and her friends.They were basket weavers. My mother always knitted and I learnt to knit by observing and mimicking her movements. These colorful knittted-woven dolls symbolize a three generation relationship. They represent continuity, endurance, friendship, and love. They bring three generations of women who share different, yet common passions, to the same moment and time.

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