Wood art is a very important (and beautiful) African tradition. It is certainly very relevant in West Africa, where artistic carvings take myriad forms — from the utilitarian to the whimsical!
As some readers may already know, this blog is primarily about nature in Africa. We love trees and wood! So it is with great pleasure that I want to promote World Wood Day 2013. The inaugural celebration of World Wood Day is being hosted in Tanzania with a series of specially designed events.
I had not heard about the World Wood Day celebrations, until I was contacted by Ru-an Hsu from the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS), in connection with a Mozambican wood sculptor/carver who was featured on this blog.
So what is World Wood Day all about?
Wood: Art, Joy and Culture
March 21st is officially designated and recognized as the International Day of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly and 2013 is the first year of recognition. World Wood Day is celebrated on the same day as the International Day of Forests to raise public awareness…
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