• Short Summary

    THE TRADITIONAL WOOD CARVINGS OF EAST AFRICA ARE BRINGING GREATER EXPORT RETURNS THAN EVER. HUNDREDS?

  • Description

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    LV. CARVINGS IN MOMBASA MARKET.
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    2.
    SV. DITTO.
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    3.
    SCU. DITTO.
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    4.
    STV. DITTO.
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    5.
    LV. WOOD CARVERS AT WORK.
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    6.
    STV. DITTO.
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    7.
    CU. CRAFTSMAN SHAPES WOOD.
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    8.
    SCU. CRAFTSMAN CHISELS MASK.
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    9.
    CU. DITTO.
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    10.
    CU. MASK NEAR COMPLETION.
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    11.
    STV. CRAFTSMEN.
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    12.
    CU. COMPLETED MASK.
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    Background: THE TRADITIONAL WOOD CARVINGS OF EAST AFRICA ARE BRINGING GREATER EXPORT RETURNS THAN EVER. HUNDREDS OF SQUATTING AFRICANS IN MOMBASA - AND EVERYWHERE ELSE - CARRY ON THE ANCIENT CRAFT FOR AN INCOME OF ABOUT FIVE SHILLINGS A DAY.

    ONE BIG SOURCE OF BUSINESS FOR THE CARVERS IS AN AMERICAN CLUB WHICH BUYS UP THEIR PRODUCTS IN BULK. CLUB MEMBERS IN THE US PAY ONE DOLLAR A MONTH (THERE ARE 700,000 MEMBERS) AND IN RETURN THEY RECEIVE SOUVENIRS FROM 12 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. THIS MEANS THAT MOMBASA HAS A REGULAR ORDER FOR 700,000 WOODEN CARVINGS EACH YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4A6BV7N8V2R4X8RHEEQPBQBPP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4A6BV7N8V2R4X8RHEEQPBQBPP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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