This week we finished up our topic of the different zones of life in this bioregion (dry tropical, very dry tropical, humid tropical and mangrove) with seed art. We went and collected seeds from various trees around Bahia. We then learned from a local artisan how to perforate holes into the seeds with an ancient method of heating up a needle in a candle flame and pressing it through the seed. The participants will be making the holes at home and when we get back together again we will make the art, necklaces, bracelets or whatever their creativity leads them to.
It was very interesting to see the method for making the holes and fun to gather the seeds. Soon we will be learning about animals and birds of the area.
I am leaving for this week and classes will resume on the 21st of June.