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A tree that makes baskets

11 Apr 2007

A tree that makes baskets

Looking at this tree in Uganda you may never realise that it plays a crucial role in Ugandan cultural craft making. This is the raffia tree (not it's real name). The inner fibre of the leaves is called raffia which is used in many crafts in Uganda but most notably in basketry.


Other photos in this collection

Green and lush

Green and lush

Rhino

Rhino

Butterfly in Uganda

Butterfly in Uganda

Butterfly at Ndali Lodge, Uganda

Butterfly at Ndali Lodge, Uganda

Waterfall - at Mabere ga Nyinamwiru caves in Fort Portal

Waterfall - at Mabere ga Nyinamwiru caves in Fort Portal

Forrest Walk at Lake Nkuruba, Fort Portal

Forrest Walk at Lake Nkuruba, Fort Portal

Murchison Falls, Masindi, Uganda

Murchison Falls, Masindi, Uganda

Lizard in Uganda

Lizard in Uganda

Chameleon or Lizard

Chameleon or Lizard

Crater Lake, Fort Portal

Crater Lake, Fort Portal

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