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Friday, July 18, 2008

Kenyan Bone Art




For centuries, natural substances served purposes that are now reserved for sterile synthetic materials. Clay, soil, wood, seeds, leaf fiber, stones, skins, hair and bones were all elements of one's environment that could be employed for function and adornment. Today, the necessity of using natural materials is gone, but the appeal of goods handmade from organic substances remains.

Kenyan bone artists use batik dying method to convert discarded domesticated cow bones into striking decorative and daily use items. By creating works of beauty for export to the world market from what many modern cultures would perceive as waste material. Kenyan artisans use elements of their heritage to progress in a rapidly changing world.






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