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The art of creating fire

January 30, 2010

In order for a Samburu boy to pass into manhood,  he has to demonstrate the skill of making fire using only the traditional methods. A village elder demonstrated this process to us.

The only tools available are two sticks, some dried moss and a few dry twigs.

He obviously had a lot of practice, since this whole process happened rather quickly.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sabrina permalink
    January 30, 2010 2:21 am

    Very nice work here, Beate! Your angle focusing only on the hands really works for me.

  2. Ryan permalink
    February 6, 2010 3:56 am

    Awesome photos! I love the ones of the kids in Kibera! It was great having you along!

    — Ryan

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