Photos: World's first hand-woven car

World | | January 16, 2013, 2:01 pm
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Such a car is a thing of surprise even for the people in Nigeria.

Such a car is a thing of surprise even for the people in Nigeria.

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The indomitable spirit of a human can achieve anything. The car which is woven with raffia palm cane is an apt example of this.

The indomitable spirit of a human can achieve anything. The car which is woven with raffia palm cane is an apt example of this.

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Raffia is a kind of African palm tree which has large leaves. It produces a very useful fiber.

Raffia is a kind of African palm tree which has large leaves. It produces a very useful fiber.

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Nigerians use this fiber to make mats, baskets and other useful products.

Nigerians use this fiber to make mats, baskets and other useful products.

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Artisan Ojo Obaniyi, who has made this car is a 40 year old man. His workshop is in Ibadan in southwest Nigeria.

Artisan Ojo Obaniyi, who has made this car is a 40 year old man. His workshop is in Ibadan in southwest Nigeria.

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Don't think this car doesn't use fuel. It works like any other car.

Don't think this car doesn't use fuel. It works like any other car.

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Artisan Obaniyi weaves raffia palm cane on a door of a converted car at his workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Artisan Obaniyi weaves raffia palm cane on a door of a converted car at his workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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The fine weaving of car shows the expertise of Ojo Obaniyi in such projects.

The fine weaving of car shows the expertise of Ojo Obaniyi in such projects.

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Raffia is a well known feature of the tropical regions of Africa. This is an integral part of the local life there.

Raffia is a well known feature of the tropical regions of Africa. This is an integral part of the local life there.

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So, what do you think? Should we also go for a car like this?

So, what do you think? Should we also go for a car like this?