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African Style Files: The Art of Weaving

NATURAL FIBER WEAVING is more than just a technique, it's a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Basket weaving is popular across many parts of Africa and techniques are pretty similar, however the patterns and materials used vary from one country to the other. Wolof women of Senegal, renowned for their hand-woven baskets and hampers, use a local grass called "njodax" with colorful strips of plastic from prayer mats. Woven baskets were originally made for special occasions…