There were people coming by daily to sell things when Sparky was in Africa. It wasn't random though; it was planned.
At the beginning of the week a lady came by. If they wanted a bag made they were to pick small, medium, or large, and the two-color combination they wanted.
Sparky picked large and my favorite color combo, orange and fuchsia (although blue is my single favorite color).
Matches my Bible like a charm!
Look at all the intricate work.
I wish you could feel this bag. The person or people that make these bags must have very tough, calloused hands or very cut up hands. You know that white plastic rope that is stiff? It's like that but a thousand times stiffer. (Kind of like comparing Elmer's to Super Glue.) Yet it is woven tight like normal string would be woven. I can't even imagine how they do it.
Hubby got a cool gift. It was 'the only thing' Sparky could think of that he would like.
Remember that lady selling machetes in her Togo pictures? That's who she purchased this machete from.
I took a picture of it with my Blackberry so you could see how big it really is.
The kids feel pretty safe in the house now too.
For more Show and Tell Friday, visit Cindy at My Romantic Home (plus she lives in California and it's green there already!).