Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewellery, or a treasured collection. Look around your closet if you have to share! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item. To find some more interesting “Show and Tell” stories, visit http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com/
Thank you to Judith for introducing me to this idea! You have no idea the pleasure I get thinking about which of my special things I can share with everyone!
The Masai are a very famous warrior tribe in Kenya. Their lives center around herding cattle. The image most people have of the Masai warrior is that of a tall, lean, dark man with a spear in one hand and his red cloth wrapped around his waist or draped over his shoulders. These wraps are called “kikoi” and are usually red in colour – this stands for power!
My sister-in-law, Nichola, is a missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). She went to Tanzania to teach and spent some weeks living in Arusha. She said the countryside was dotted with specks of red – the Masai in the colourful cloth. They were fascinating and so beautiful! While she was there, she brought us an original “kikoi”. It’s the same as the ones worn by the Masai warriors in the picture above.
Our Kikoi draped over a rocking chair
It’s really unusual and very special! (And oh so warm and snugly!)