January 28, 2008

Cool creatures from Kenya

I found this fantastic Kenyan hand-knitted zebra while visiting the Seattle Art Museum. The Kenana Knitter Critter co. have a fun assortment of creatures, all made from homespun wool which is then plant dyed if necessary, and knitted into the animals. All the money the women of this village make from the sales of their creations go to help supply their families with the necessities of life. It was great to find such an appealing character sitting in the museum gift shop, and a bonus to realize that adding this zebra to my collection was helping out families in need. Hooray for plush! Here's the link to their website:

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