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Published: 04 August 2018

By Andy Ross

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Weaving in Kenya

A recent article on the BBC News website shows how weavers across the world face the same difficulties. 

Grace, a Kenyan weaver, talks about the craft of weaving kikoi, the traditional shawls from the region. It is interesting to hear that people assume a lack of intelligence and education where weaving is concerned which is most definitely not the case! I wonder how that assumption has come about? Answers on a postcard please... 

It is also interesting to hear that weaving kikoi is so easy that one does not need concentration to do so. Perhaps some people really are better at multi-tasking than others.

Despite the trials of weaving Grace is keen for her offspring to be independent, weaving their own cloths for income. Some things never change, do they?