Weaving rattan is a method that’s often used to make baskets, but a Nigerian weaver applied this technique in an unlikely way. Ojo Obaniyi covered his entire Volkswagon pickup truck with the textured textile surface.
“I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society,” Obaniyi told Ventures Africa.
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Covering surfaces from the steering wheel to the hubcaps, the details are astounding, and the new material addition changes the machine from it’s high-gloss manufactured origins to an organically hand-crafted object. Remarkably, the truck is still functional.