Jackson Nyamai 's carvings sold at Aina Moja
Jackson did not complete high school because his family didn't have the money to pay for the fees. His father suggested that he go to stay with his cousin, another carver, to learn the family trade. Jackson's cousin took him in and started him carving teaspoons and other simple things. After three years of training, Jackson went to Nakuru, Kenya hoping to find a job with another carver. However, the demand for teaspoons and Jackson's other specialties was low, and the only work he could find was carving soapstone. Jackson took the work and taught himself to carve the large animals that his employer wanted. He is now a carver of soapstone as well as wood. His preference is working with Olive wood. Jackson passed away Feb 2012. He is sadly missed but his work lives on.
Ebony Drumming is 14" wide and 6" high.
To see more of his work visit www.ainamoja.com OR stop in at the shop. Shop hours are Monday-Wednesday 10:00-3:00 and Thursday-Saturday 10:00-5:00