Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The joy of being a Masai woman: you get to make one of these huts for your family - it's your job. You make the walls of half dirt, half cow dung. Then it when the chief dies, he is buried in the village and everyone moves and you have to make a new house. Or if the rainy season comes and your house starts to fall over, you do it again somewhere else. Or when the grass runs out and the cattle need new pasture, ditto.
These are traditional Masai blankets. The men wear them around their shoulders... you see them while you're on Safari and they are out herding their cattle.