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|