My Mom and I went to check out some of the stuff they were making, and I asked if they could make me a customized object (it's a surprise!), which they were very happy to do. The guy was VERY eager to have me come back to their tent and take pictures of him working the stone. It was soooooo cool.
He used 2 different tools. One to chip away the general form of what he was going to make
And a big file to smooth out the edges and continue the shaping the rock into the desired object.
His foot was also an essential part of the process
Can you tell what he's making? :) He did a phenomenal job, and it was just INCREDIBLE seeing him artistically shape this object. He didn't even take time to think about how he was going to do it, he just grabbed a piece of soapstone, sat down with his tools and started. Amazing.
I bought a few things from him... he was soooo nice and friendly and we had a great time bartering prices and talking about how I was also African, and so didn't want the "white man" prices! We laughed a lot!
Oh man, it was really really sunny and hot! (Mbappé je porte un pagne, mais tu peux pas le voir dans la photo...) :)
Hard to believe there are only a few more days left here. But we are enjoying them to the fullest!
TYLIE! Can't wait to hear your baby news!!!