wicker covered car by ojo obaniyi
jan 18, 2013
wicker covered car by ojo obaniyi


ojo obaniyi covers car in raffia palm cane to advertise his weaving business
image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 

nigerian artisan ojo obaniyi from ibadan has applied his skill in weaving in an unusually creative way to advertise his business.
obaniyi, who has practiced the craft for 20 years, has covered the interior and exterior of his volkswagen pickup with raffia palm cane,
including the entire car body, the wheel caps, chairs, steering wheel and dashboard in an effort to attract attention from passersby.

 

obaniyi says of his handiwork:

 

 ’I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society. we, the artisans also have talents to
effect a change and make a positive impact in the society. that is why I decided that I too must do something that will make people to recognize
me and know me across the whole world and by extension prove to the world that african and indeed the entire black race have very talented people.’

 

 


the artisan has applied his skill in weaving in an unusually creative way to advertise his business
image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 


the number one should call for premium weaving services!
image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 


‘I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society.’
image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 


he has covered the interior, exterior, wheel caps, chairs, steering wheel and even dashboard
image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 


obaniyi has practiced the craft for 20 years
image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 


image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 


image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

 

 


obaniyi practicing his craft the more traditional way
image © reuters/akintunde akinleye

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