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African Fiber Collage: Zebras, framed
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ZEBRA ( Haiku):  Are they black on white?/Or could they be white with/Black?/ Can't figureit out?/ This is haiku. By Cynthia Jones. Whatever color you see, there are two standing zebras quietly waiting but alert to the antics of a frisky third.  One imagines that at any moment all three will gallop away.  But the lack of a landscape background forces the eyes back to the two-dimensional surface design.  Fiber collages are a non-traditional technique adopted with enthusiasm and skill by modern Kenyan craftsmen.  It is a time consuming technique begining with the collection of the raw materials (such as banana leaves, plant fibers, savannah grasses, etc.), then drying them in the sun, sealing the bits with shellac before gluing tiny cut pieces to black muslin.  Hand crafted in Kenya collected ca 2005.     
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