Monday, December 22, 2014

Of worms, scarves and looms: Silkworm scarves at Hay Kanto

DIS-GUST-ING.  Let's face it--silkworms are never going to win any cutest animal awards.

From Getty Images

These industrious like buggers do, however, make the material forsome stunning and versatile scarves as we found out at one of Hay Kanto's recent happy hours.  Check out the pictures from the loom presentation ofone artist that has been working with the Peace Corps to develop her business:
Richard Randrianjatov (033.14.669.57)

For those who want to find out more about the great work Hay Kanto does with art and street kids check out these links:
Hay Kanto Facebook page
Hay Kanto blog

For those interested in Malagasy artists, see our previous post on one of Hay Kanto's featured artists--we just had one of his pictures framed.

For more information on how the silk gets made check out this blog post by a Peace Corps volunteer: 

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