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ABOUT Learn to do Batik & Tie-Dye

Spend a day with Musa and learn how to dye material with traditional techniques of tie-dye and batik.
workshop
skills
community
culture and tradition

Fabric dyeing with Musa

Start of activity

We will pick you up at the place of your stay. 

Your adventure begins at Sukuta - approximately 20 minutes drive from the main tourist areas. 

What to expect

from fabric dyeing workshop

Musa will introduce two traditional fabric dyeing methods: batik and tie-dye. You will participate in both processes from the first to the last step while enjoying an authentic community environment. You will not only learn about the traditional skill of dyeing the fabric but will also be able to experience the daily life of a Gambian family. After traditional lunch, you will go home with a beautiful souvenir that will remind you of a unique experience.

End of tour

We will drop you off at the place of your stay. 

RATES

Rates are per person and might vary depending on availability. Please send an inquiry for a private workshop.

PRICES

Group workshop *min. 4 trainees
60€

inclusions

What is included

  • Workshop (batik & tye-dye)
  • Tips for facilitator
  • Transport within Kombo area
  • Personalized end product (batik dyed material)

What is excluded

  • Personal items (drinks, travel insurance, visa fees)
  • Accommodation, meals and international flights to and from The Gambia
Can start any day
Depending on the availability, activity can start in any day of the week.
Family Friendly
Activity is suitable for families with kids more than 10 years old.
3-4 hours
Workshop takes approximately three to four hours.
Great for solo travellers
You can attend private workshop with Musa.
Customization Option
The type of the product you will be making can be customized.
Moderate activity
This activity requires little activity but some patience when learning a new skill.
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FAQ

Can we adjust the activity?

You can decide on the location where the workshop will be taking place - in Musa's workshop or family home. You can also decide on the colours you want to use. The workshop usually takes about 4 hours, but if you decide on a more demanding product making, the workshop time can be extended. 

What is the maximum number of people for group tour?

For the workshop to be effective, the maximum number of attendees should not exceed 6. 

Learn more about the process of batik making

Batik is a traditional technique of dyeing the material using wax to create various patterns. The process can be complicated when using more than one dye colour to create complex designs, as layers of wax must be removed and reapplied to achieve the wanted design.
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GET A DEEPER INSIGHT INTO YOUR ADVENTURE

Learn more about tie&dye
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OFFERED BY

Musa

Musa is trained in batik and tie&dye methods of material dyeing. He is the person behind all batik-dyed materials used in costume design for the movie The Woman King, which was released in September 2022.

Today, only a few people still pursue these skills, which was one of the main reasons for Musa to revive the tradition and start training for Gambian youth and visitors of The Gambia. 

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