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.