In the small northern city of Arusha, a woman from Holland founded a workshop for disabled artists that thrived for years. Recently it was sold, and has not been as cool a place as the new owners appear to be exploiting the reputation of the place as a legitimate source of recycled art made almost entirely by disabled Tanzanians. These glass elephants are one of their staple items, and they are precious, fat little things with curled up trunks. I found them in a shop owned by the son of the man who originally helped that foreigner to start her magnificent workshop. He saved a few pieces, but I bought all the rest of his elephants, they are too adorable not to perch in the windows.
Material: Recycled glass