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So, when you go ecotouristing around (not that I've been,
this is what I've seen from TV shows), when you visit the
Yanagapi people of the Amazon jungle or the Kukuzulu
Islanders of Papua New Guinea, they often have some local
art crafts that they make. The art is passed down father to
or mother to daughter or whatever, and each piece is
made with much labor, and is expensive to buy.
But the pieces are usually just art like some kind of large
totem or statue or some kind of normal clothing or
kitchen-utensil item. Why don't these enterprising
islanders make fancy items for the obnoxious modern
technology that all the white people bring with them when
they visit them? The Bamboro tribesmen of the remote
regions of the East African mountains, instead of making
leather quivers for their arrows, could make your laptop
bag instead. The Lao-zhi mountain folk of Nepal could
carve you a cell phone case instead of another ceremonial
Small, cheap versions of these items could be given so
that they could use them as templates for the dimesions
Haza! I am a genius. I expect my million dollars now.
||I suspect that this is a practice in some places, but [+]
||So I could shop for custom motorcycle gear made from sustainable plants and animals by people who don't have motorcycles?
||obviously not, this type of artwork is usually bought
by people visitng, and is always physical art in
nature. So it could easily be stuff like bags and
clothing and what not. But obviously not motorcycle
||I bet Apple would make a really cool ceremonial
||Yes, but it would be very expensive, and only allow you to walk where
Apple want you to go ...
||Bird of Paradise pelt jackets are renowned for their skin-preserving qualities when one slides out of one's depth. Moreover, their beauty when they stream at certain speeds is even more greatly prized than is the rhino horn fuel additive, among bikers everywhere.
||I'm on the fence with this one. Mostly because of
the fact that I once bought a toaster-oven from
Walmart that had ON & OFF in the same position!! I
always used to say that it was made someplace
where people didn't know what electricity was!
||There are a lot of cultures that make bags, etc, so
you could just put your laptop in one anyway. In
my travels I have found that there are quite a lot
of practical items to be found, not just *art*.
(Baskets, clothing, little cases / boxes, tins,
jewelry,coin purses, blankets...)