Sorrie Camara will meet you at the location agreed upon (it 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.
Ebrima Sorrie will introduce the process of weaving different types and designs of products made from dried rhun palm leaves. He will share with you how he learned to weave, how he gets the products and the whole process of making them. The whole process of weaving can take up to two days, and it takes some practice to learn how to start weaving some products from scratch. You will test your skills under the supervision of Ebrima 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 bags or baskets). The workshop usually takes about 3 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 4.
One way to connect to people is through experiencing their art and craft. We at My Gambia always love to explore new avenues, meet different people, find out what's their art/craft and the story behind it; and there is always an amazing story to tell, some beautiful art to promote, wherever we go and whoever we meet. That's why we created the section workshop on My Gambia's platform – to connect travellers to some unpopular beautiful art of the smiling coast of Africa. In our quest to promote made in Gambia products, we met Ebrima Sorrie Camara whose story inspired us, and we decided to support him by featuring his craft and products.
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.