Olive wood art from Nyahururu





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No living trees ever fell to make these beautiful wood pieces. Berta Mburu and the workers at her Kaharo Farm use tree stumps and roots that were left behind years ago. The men used to think of them as a nuisance as they had to plow them out of the way for the farming. Now they enjoy making these hand crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces from the stumps in their spare time with simple tools. Each takes a great deal of creativity when you see the gangly stumps and roots they came from and then the final result.

Kaharo Farm is in Kenya's highest town, Nyahururu, also known as Thomson's Falls, named after the waterfalls on the outskirts of town. Even though it is right near the equator, its elevation gives it a cool, temperate climate. The region around Nyahururu is mainly agricultural and lately flower farming has brought new life to the area.

 

To see these beautiful olive wood pieces, click here.