Reports from the end of the 1980s.
Renate learns how to dye sisal and how to
make baskets (Ciondo).
She became a real expert.
She also made this interesting photo series from a private hair dressing shop next door. Our neighbour was a specialist in producing various hairstyles for the other women of our village. Renate loved to be part and parcel of the work/art and the enjoyment/chatting:
|The old hairdress is being undone ....|
|and opened up ...|
|great look ...|
|Now "Pure Petroleum Jelly" is applied|
|Preparations for flattening are complete|
|Mama Erik heats up the hot comb on a "Jiko"|
|Fuming and hissing...|
|The flattened hairs are plaited into a new hair style|
|First in the middle|
|Then at the sides|
|Work in progress|
|Voila, the result|
Wairimu, Mama Erik and Renate had real fun.
In 2011 we spent a three weeks holiday in Kenya. We met many of our neighbours and friends . A report of our (very positive) experience can be read or downloaded here (pdf, 700 kB) >>
Last updated 14 December 2011