No Flip Flops Here by allie912

No Flip Flops Here

The Congo Masks exhibit at the Virginia Museum also has its own gift shop. I recognize the elephant and lion from my own African souvenir buying. They are made of recycled flip flops, lightweight and very colorful. I gave a rhino that I bought in Tanzania to Maddie. It is interesting how the craftsmen of Africa have taken to this new material.
Cute, colorful and creative! But I'm thinking they must not have been worn very much if they can be used like this. The ones I've seen folks wearing around here are usually ready to fall off the feet after all the walking they do in them! Good shot.
January 17th, 2019  
Love them Fav
January 17th, 2019  
@olivetreeann The concept was begun on a small scale with flip flops that had washed up on beaches. When it took off and became really popular, the entrepreneurs had to invest in new flipflops!
January 17th, 2019  
@allie912 Oh- now that makes more sense! And thanks to the ocean they're pre-washed!
January 17th, 2019  
They are really cute, I saw a lot of them in Johannesburg and Capetown
January 20th, 2019  
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