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.
Design your own wood art
Malang, our resident wood carver, will help you 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.
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 jewellery. See him every Saturday.
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.
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.
Up to 4 hours
Depends on your wishes
Your next steps to Footsteps...
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