Crafts corner

Gambia activities | Crafts corner

Right beside the entrance to Footsteps you’ll find our crafts corner, where some of the most skilled people from the region are pleased to demonstrate their traditional skills to you.

You can have ‘one of a kind’ souvenirs made for your loved ones back home (and yourself) according to your wishes and you won’t even have to leave the comfort of the lodge to do so! You can check in on the progress whenever you feel like it and see your idea take shape.

Our Crafts

Design your own wood art.

Join Malang, our resident wood carver, will help create your own  art.

How about a local style chair to take home with you? You can have any design you want on there and it packs flat.

You can watch Malang work, buy one of his gorgeous creations or collaborate with him to create your own unique wood carving every day.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art

© Lisette Flikweert, all rights reserved

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art

© Rob Garner, all rights reserved

Hand made silver

Crafted while you watch, in a time honoured tradition using only  fire, goat skin bellows, hammer on anvil and of course a piece of silver.

Bai Serin has over 35 years experience in making silver jewellry. See him every Saturday.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith

Make your own Tie ‘n Dye fabric.

Spend a morning or afternoon with Anta and make beautifully coloured designs unique only to you.

If you want it can be hand sewn by the resident tailor into anything you choose.

Ask one of the staff to make an appointment with Anta for you. Price depends on the amount of fabric you want.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye

First you tie…

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye

then you dye…

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye

& wait for your art to dry!

Handmade by our tailor

Many people are impressed by the colourful and flattering clothes the Gambians wear and now you won’t have to leave Footsteps to have them custom made for you. Of course our tailor can make you other things as well.

The girls would be happy to take you shopping for the fabrics you like, or you let Anta create some tie & dye fabric for you.

Prices depend on the fabric and your wishes.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | clothes
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | clothes
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | clothes
+ Wood

Design your own wood art.

Join Malang, our resident wood carver, will help create your own  art.

How about a local style chair to take home with you? You can have any design you want on there and it packs flat.

You can watch Malang work, buy one of his gorgeous creations or collaborate with him to create your own unique wood carving every day.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art

© Lisette Flikweert, all rights reserved

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | wood art

© Rob Garner, all rights reserved

+ Silver

Hand made silver

Crafted while you watch, in a time honoured tradition using only  fire, goat skin bellows, hammer on anvil and of course a piece of silver.

Bai Serin has over 35 years experience in making silver jewellry. See him every Saturday.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | silversmith
+ Tie & Dye

Make your own Tie ‘n Dye fabric.

Spend a morning or afternoon with Anta and make beautifully coloured designs unique only to you.

If you want it can be hand sewn by the resident tailor into anything you choose.

Ask one of the staff to make an appointment with Anta for you. Price depends on the amount of fabric you want.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye

First you tie…

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye

then you dye…

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | tie & dye

& wait for your art to dry!

+ Clothes

Handmade by our tailor

Many people are impressed by the colourful and flattering clothes the Gambians wear and now you won’t have to leave Footsteps to have them custom made for you. Of course our tailor can make you other things as well.

The girls would be happy to take you shopping for the fabrics you like, or you let Anta create some tie & dye fabric for you.

Prices depend on the fabric and your wishes.

Gambia activities | Crafts corner | clothes
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | clothes
Gambia activities | Crafts corner | clothes

Duration:

up to 4 hours

Locations:

at Footsteps

Price:

depends on your wishes.