15 June 2009

Souvenirs from Ivory Coast


This weekend was spent eventfully with some shopping, meeting up friends and ofcourse munching on foods .. well on saturday we planned on buying some souvenirs and we did purchase few wooden stuff

On the way to the beach there are numerous shops made of thatched roofs and you can see the hungry sellers running towards the vehicles to sell their stuff.. i have spent 1 1/2 years in Abidjan and it has been fun and i got to see Africa , visit new places, see the lifestyle of them, theirs cuisine..all in all it was an interesting experience !

it has been raining non stop since 3 weeks here.. so there was no chance of going to the beach . so we decided to visit a place which is little away from the city , where hand made wooden stuff can be bought. i landed up buying some ebony, so here is a little note about ebony


Ebony is a general name for very dense black wood. In the strict sense it is yielded by several species in the genus Diospyros, but other heavy, black (or dark colored) woods (from completely unrelated trees) are sometimes also called ebony. The best-known ebony may be that from Diospyros ebenum native to southern India and Srilanka.

Ebony is one of the most intensely black woods known, which, combined with its very high density (it is one of the woods that sink in water), fine texture, and ability to polish very smoothly, has made it very valuable as an ornamental wood.







12 comments:

Pavithra said...

Wonderful ...souveniers... and pooja something waiting for u in my blog dear

Parita said...

Wow these are nice souvenirs!!

ganga said...

beautiful collections pooja

Pooja said...

Thanks pavi.. thanks for the award .. i'm on cloud 9!

Pooja said...

Thanks parita and ganga

Sailaja said...

congrats!111111 good collection

Sowmya said...

Awesome ! Really good...

Poornima Nair said...

Wow..these are some great pieces you have picked up.

Padma said...

Very good collections ...

Pooja said...

That is a very beautiful collection! Something to be treasured for ever!

Pooja said...

Thanks sailaja,Sowmya,Poornima,Padma and Pooja

Gita said...

Great pieces Pooja...such a wonderful collection :)