My hidden Masai

For all the years I spent in Tanzania, I don’t have many photos except of people but I do have a small collection of ebony. My letter opener is one from this hoard.20150116_172513

It’s been with me since my Dar days when I purchased if from a street vendor. Even with its carved Masai head handle and knife that slits envelopes efficiently, it’s kept hidden in a box by the door, ready to open the small amount of mail I receive these days.

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