Yet, for craftsman Ras Hailu Tefari, a.k.a. Banana Man, Bananas outperform their unattractive appearance. Truth be told, he may be banana's main promotion man. As a vegan, he acknowledges the unassuming banana in its numerous structures; however his profound respect goes well past the kitchen.
At his home display, situated in Shashemene, Oromia Regional State, the banana is top dog. He utilizes parts from the whole banana tree to make his specialty; the blossom, the foods grown from the ground body of the tree.
His style is like 'arrangement'. He unpredictably cuts modest examples, plans and symbolism out of gathered tree parts and paste them together to from his illustration. He utilizes scissors and extremely sharp steels, which he accepts are best to cut out his sections. "All you require is a scissor and an extremely sharp edge, the genuine apparatus behind my work of art is tolerance and love."
In spite of the restrictions of the materials, as one would expect, he has figured out how to remove an extensive variety of hues from the banana tree without trading off on the creative impression of the work.
In one of his pieces, four ladies are seen wearing Ethiopian conventional garments, they are holding blooms. Despite the fact that their general frameworks appears to be comparable, the tones, surfaces and examples are amazingly fluctuated; it is obvious the craftsman experienced an extraordinary length to form the piece.
Pointing at the fine art, Ras Hailu stated, "What the world needs to know is that, the impacts, the hues and the shades are past human creative energy. That is the magnificence of characteristic workmanship. Nothing can remain against it."
The basic foundation of the country scene, the fastidious examples of conventional weaving, the diverse shades of skin tone and the tedious white texture uncover a certain something: the banana leaves are instructed to his creative energy without giving up detail.