One of the reasons that I love these fairs is that they have some of the most colorful displays around
These artisans represent a cross-section of the African diaspora and also many vendors who import goods from Africa. Here were some of my favorites:
The first place I stopped was NPO Creations. These women product natural hair and body products. This includes a body spray called "I'm the Man" that both The Amazing Ms.D and I loved. a mix of frankincense and patchouli it came with the warning that NPO creations would not b responsible for the this scent had on those around the wearer.
|Nina Owens of NPO Creations
|The PatchPack - you will always be able to pick it out
|Kim Michele and here work
There was also a master wood carver - Woodcrafts By O'Banion He is most proud of his Africa Clock
|O'Banion and his Africa Clock
There were also many artists, artisans and importers who are just learning how to operate in the United States and do not yet have cards or web sites:
|The Amazing Ms. D with Amie Cham from The Gambia
|Some of Amie's goods
|Another artist made beautiful batique tee-shirts
|There were also tradition African artworks
I love this fair. I love being able to share it.
|Seeing the world through Woodcraft by O'Banion