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Title:The East African Trade in Woodcarvings
Author:Elkan, Walter
Year:1958
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:28
Issue:4
Period:October
Pages:314-323
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:carving
market vendors
Economics and Trade
Architecture and the Arts
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157638
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1958-028-04-000002
Abstract:This very important trade was created by some members of the Kanba tribe in Kenya. They learned sculpture during the first world War from the Zaramu in Tanganyika. Today they surpass the Zaramu by the better quality of their sculpture and because they are better merchants,. With their products they travel through the whole of East Africa. Even in the Union of South Africa and in the Rhodesias they offer their sculptures for sale from door to door. The increase of tourism has stimulated the development of the trade. The revenues are important.
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