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.
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.
Transport can be arranged for an additional price.
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.
For the workshop to be effective, the maximum number of attendees should be 6.
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.
We do believe it's time for another adventure. Don't spend all of your time in The Gambia in one place. Go out and explore! There are so many beautiful experiences waiting for you. Let us help you pick one - and take care of all the rest.