Friday, September 21, 2012
FLAGS FOR PEACE
People from all over the world are taking part in the flags for peace project to create awareness ....
.... even if it's just to fly flags in one's own garden.
I decided to create flags out of Shweshwe cloth since Shweshwe has a long history in South Africa. Apparently it dates as far back as early Arab and Phoenician trade along the eastern seaboard.
The flags have already caused a gentle stir in my neighbourhood. When I put them up in the tree my neighbour's laundry lady told all the neighbours within shouting distance to look at my flags. I don't think they knew it was International Peace Day so it has given them food for thought.
Thank you Mary-Jane for bringing us all together for this project.