Tuesday, 8 April 2008


One of the joys of living in South London is being surrounded - immersed - in cultural diversity. For example, there can't be many parts of the UK where it is possible to buy...

...a RASTAFARIAN broom!

Incidentally, the significance of the Rastafarian colours are as follows:

RED symbolizes the blood of those killed for the cause of the black community, throughout Jamaican history

GREEN represents Jamaica's vegetation and hope for the eradication of suppression

GOLD signifies the wealth of Ethiopia

BLACK is often added to denote the colour of the Africans who initiated Rastafari


LisaH said...

Many thanks for the information on the significance of the colours, Brian.
So did you buy a broom, or did you think the bright colours would be too much to handle?

Brian Sibley said...

LISA - Not sure we're quite ready yet for the clean sweep...

LisaH said...

And a brightly coloured brush like that might have the neighbours bristling with indignation if you were sweeping away the leaves outside.