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Chukudu

Posted by rod - 21.08.2012

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The chukudu is an invention from the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo and is basically an oversized wooden scooter that goes Chu-ku-du, chu-ku-du, chu-ku-du. This funny looking traditional contraptions is manly used for transporting goods and people around.

New York based photographer Abby Ross captured these amazing photos of the people and their chukudu’s. The Washington Post has a great article if you want to read more about them.

via africandigitalart

 

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  • From: James
  • Jul 17, 2014

“The chukudu is an invention from the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo” Not true, this device can be found in other parts of Africa, including Angola. Its origins are debatable.

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