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ABOUT Plait your own basket

Spend a day with Fatou and learn how to make a beautiful basket from dry grass and coloured ribbons.
workshop
skills
community
culture and tradition

Day with Fatou

Start of activity

Fatou will meet you at the location agreed (can be a place of your stay, at the beach or another location). 

Transport to the agreed location can be arranged for an additional price. 

What to expect

from Basket-making Workshop

Fatou will introduce the process of making baskets and plates of different types from the dried grass and colourful strands. She will share with you how she learned the skills and how she gets the materials to create different designs. The whole process of making a basket can take up to two days, and it takes some practice to learn how to start plaiting the basket from scratch. You will test your skills under the supervision of Fatou and finish the beautiful souvenir that will remind you of a unique experience.

End of tour

Transport can be arranged for an additional price. 

RATES

Rates are per person and might vary depending on availability. Prices do not include the transport costs - please send an inquiry and once the location of workshop is confirmed we will send you a final price for the workshop.

PRICES

Private workshop (transport not included)
40€
Group workshop (transport not included) *min. 4 trainees
25€

inclusions

What is included

  • Workshop 
  • Tips for facilitator
  • Personalized end product (plaited plate or basket)

What is excluded

  • Transportation
  • 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 Fatou.
Customization Option
The location of the workshop and type of the product you will be making can be custom.
Moderate activity
This activity requires little activity but a lot of 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. You can also decide which type of product you want to create (either plate or basket) and 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 be 6. 

Fatou displays baskets on Christmas Bazaar

Fatou was one of the vendors that displayed her products on the Christmas bazaar in 2020. Feel the ambience and get lost in various colourful hand-made products.
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GET A DEEPER INSIGHT INTO YOUR ADVENTURE

Learn about Fatou's story
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OFFERED BY

Fatou

Fatou is a young and determined lady who was forced to find a way to make a better living to support her family as a firstborn. While shopping for goods in Senegal, she noticed the art of making colourful baskets. She decided to learn the skill and has been improving her creations ever since.

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