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Photos: World's first hand-woven car

Jan 16, 2013 14:01pm
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • The indomitable spirit of a human can achieve anything. The car which is woven with raffia palm cane is an apt example of this.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Raffia is a kind of African palm tree which has large leaves. It produces a very useful fiber.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Nigerians use this fiber to make mats, baskets and other useful products.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Artisan Ojo Obaniyi, who has made this car is a 40 year old man. His workshop is in Ibadan in southwest Nigeria.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Don't think this car doesn't use fuel. It works like any other car.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • The fine weaving of car shows the expertise of Ojo Obaniyi in such projects.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Raffia is a well known feature of the tropical regions of Africa. This is an integral part of the local life there.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Artisan Obaniyi weaves raffia palm cane on a door of a converted car at his workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Such a car is a thing of surprise even for the people in Nigeria.
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • So, what do you think? Should we also go for a car like this?
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  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car
  • Photos: World's first hand-woven car