Saturday, February 27, 2010

Swazi Booty

My fascination with souvenir shops continues.

Above: Swazi ankle bracelets worn while dancing (each pod is formed by an insect laying an egg on a tree - don't know what insect - the pods are collected, the larvae removed, a seed inserted, and the pod sewn up again - the anklets make a wonderful liquid percussive noise when shaken); metal rhino; bead sheep - I love the way these sheep have gaps between the bead spirals - they're like models of complex molecules with heads and tails stuck on.

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