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Bicycle Artisan: Madame Odette

Madame Odette and her family create the most adorable, and intricate bicycles out of scrap tin cans. I met Odette through a mutual friend of ours, Madame Fanja (Fan-za, pictured below). Madame Odette sells her art at the 67 Hectare Market in downtown Antananarivo (Tana, for short), the capital city of Madagascar.    Madame Odette, at her booth in the 67 Hectare Market, and Me, when i visited Madagascar to fetch more stock in 2018. Creating pieces of art out of scrap tin-cans is quite common in Madagascar, I've observed. I've seen airplanes, cars, busses, bicycles, and many other ingenious items handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail. Strolling the Artisan Market in Tana is akin to visiting a museum of...

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