Working with recycled aluminium tin cans is a technique called “Kapoaka” in Madagascar. The discarded pop, beer and air freshener cans, tin cans and aerosols are individually cut, folded and soldered into their own unique shape – including model bikes and bicycles. Each intricate piece of tin is carefully soldered with precision and the constructed takes place in tiny workshops throughout Madagascar.
THE RECYCLED MODEL BIKES
Wheels, pedals and handlebars are all moving parts.
These amazingly-detailed, life-like models of racer bikes and sit-up-and-beg bicycles are hand-crafted from recycled tin cans and plastic coated wire!
Each one is a unique work of art. Made with respect for the environment, the people and traditions.
This is environmentally-friendly handcrafting. Once orders are completed, they are shipped by sea from Madagascar to customers around the world.
With idyllic beaches, rain forests and parched deserts, lemurs and chameleons, Madagascar is popular with travellers looking for somewhere different
The closest literal translation to the local Madagascan phrase of “mora mora”í is “slowly slowly”.
Relax, take it easy, slow down, be patient – things will happen when they happen. A dramatic contrast to the hectic way of life we are used to, but once you learn to “go with the flow”, youíll enjoy your experience in Madagascar even more.
Did you know?
Madagascar is the world`s 4th largest island!
It is tropical along the coast, temperate inland and arid in the south.
And its inhabitants are a melting-pot of 18 different ethnic groups – especially African, Asian and Arab.
With a surprisingly colourful and chaotic vibe, the capital city of 1.4 million people is Antananarivo, which is often referred to as “Tana”. The local people seem to live their lives out on the city’s streets.