The West African proverbs

For the past couple of months, Charles Riley at Yale has been sending me proverbs in (mostly) endangered alphabets from West Africa. I’m hoping to set up a proper gallery for them shortly, including translations, but I couldn’t resist posting some hasty cell-phone pictures before driving down to Connecticut tomorrow. The wood is just that amazing.

The mahogany half
The cherry half
The whole thing. Tell me you've ever seen wood like this before...

And while we’re at it, here’s the Balinese Om (the wood is called pau amarillo, or Yellowheart) I’m presenting to Millbrook School tomorrow:

The Millbrook Om

One Response

  1. Diop

    Where is this from?!!!