Thursday, 3 May 2012

Salt and Pepper Man

As soon as I saw this wrought iron figure at a blacksmith's house in Bobo Dioulasse in Burkina Faso, I had visions of him carrying salt and pepper on my dining table. The artist had a few different designs to choose from, but this one really caught my eye. I enjoy bringing back unusual but useful souvenirs, and love my little salt and pepper man. The slate base came courtesy of our local builder's merchant, as my little man was somewhat unsteady on his feet and kept falling over shedding his load all over my table.

The tablecloth is in fact a blanket from Darjeeling in India. Another useful souvenir. 

The blacksmith
A choice of styles

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