The World's First Handwoven Car
A Nigerian weaver has taken his trade to a whole new level by creating the world's first handwoven car.
Ibadan-based weaver Ojo Obaniyi frequently uses raffia, a type of palm tree that is native to tropical regions in Africa, to make household goods such as baskets and chairs. He decided to turn his Volkswagen pickup truck into a functional work of art by weaving raffia fiber throughout the entire vehicle–including the exterior, tires, wheels, and interior.
So, what inspired Obaniyi to undertake such a project? "I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society," he said.