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Weaving Straw into Gold--well, sorta'...

As we were trying to drive around the lake in front of our cottage, we stumbled upon several blocks where the residents had bunches of straw leaning against everything, as they dried it out.  Now,  we have seen the kind of straw drying that makes the famous Panama (actually Ecuadorean) hat, and this wasn't it.

Take a look...

 

 Finally we found one use for all of this straw after it dried--panels for sleeping, room dividers, and window coverings...Much of the flooring in Ecuador is either dirt, concrete, or tile, so these mats are very useful.

 

We figured that we had found the answer for the uses of this straw, until we hit the main road...

All of the cute and useful items,  that you see in the above photo,  also came from these drying straw bundles... 

 

Here's a couple of shots with Rox posing--I used two, because I got a good shot of our saleslady in one, but she wasn't smiling, so I included the darker one where she shines...

 

 

 Got to have the cute little llama...

So...OK...straw colored art is not quite gold, but if you squint your eye and use your imagination...(Think Rumpelstiltskin) .

Posted on Fri, April 22, 2011 at 02:30PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments1 Comment | References8 References

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People in the country usually have this kind of business. Anyway, every time this kind of weaving, it makes me amaze how patient they are and creative to make every piece of them.

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