Banjul, Gambia

Banjul, Gambia

Banjul-the capital city of Gambia is a relatively small town to tour around! But I tried to get the best out of it by having my african Clothing tailored made over there! It’s a really funny experiences for me:)

My african dress from Gambia
The reason why I was determined to make an African clothings was when I arrived Dakar, I went to a shop to request for an African Dress, they gave me something that’s NOT on my mind. When I took the ferry to Gambia and saw all the colorful dresses the local women are wearing, I really really want to get one. Then I was told that to have something like that might need a day for the tailor to make one for me because some of the design are very complicated!

port of Gambia

I talked to my guide and he finally found one “factory” and “tailor” who can make one for me in less than 1 hour! Ofcourse the design will be very simple but that’s good enough for me already:P

Fabric store in Gambia

First we need to go to a fabric store to choose fabric:)

choosing fabric in Banjul-gambia

Then we headed back to the “factory” and they made some measurement.

fty at Banjul gambia

Then the tailor started WORKING!!! HORAY!

tailoring making my African clothings

It’s fascinating to see many KIDs work there! They are pretty good at sewing though:P

kid at the clothing factory-Gambia
clothings fty in Banjul-gambia
tailoring making African clothes in Gambia

You can see a lot of Heavily embodied african clothes there!

african clothing from Gambia

I had to tried on and off the clothes to see the fitting and it’s always men who help me to dress and put on the headwrap!

African clothings from Gambia

At the final stage, a local women can’t help but told the guys to back off and helped me put on the headwrap correctly!! Awesome:P

headband-Gambia african Clothing
African dress from Gambia

After that, we tour around town a little bit:)

capital of Gambia-Banjul

The president house(when compare to the one in Dakar, this is really small)

Banjul, Gambia

My time in Gambia was short but I will definitely go back somedays later. now, I am back in senegal to explore more. Cheers.

at Banjul Gambia

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  1. Hi Tammy, love all of those colourful fabrics. You are blending in there quite naturally. 🙂 stay safe. Pamela
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  2. Beautiful pictures, I love the outfit and the colors, looks really great on you! Have so much fun Tammy! 😀
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  3. great post as always and You look nice in your new dress 🙂
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  4. Hi Tammy! You made me so smile, I’ve seen that photo on fb page some days ago and was so curious!!:P It really seems a great place, so colorful and cheerful! have a great weekend and take care dear, hugs!:***♥

  5. Great post, Tammy! I’m sure it’s a lot of fun!
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  6. That dress is really nice, love the fabric! It looks great on you! Glad you’re having so much fun!
    xx
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  7. Dearest Tammy,
    Fun experience with going to the fabric store. What a collection of colorful fabrics and I love the heavily embroidered garments. That means LOTS of hours by hand…
    Enjoy the rest of your stay in Senegal.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

  8. Great pictures and great experience with the headgear!
    I might be wearing one this Christmas to a party if my mum help me put it on right.
    Take care back in Dakar and are those smoked fish I am seeing in the last pictures? if yes send me some lol.
    Kisses and love you
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  9. Wow I love their clothing and the infusion of natural prints into the styles. I am going to South Africa for a social enterprise project in January and cannot wait to explore some of the local fashions myself!

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  10. Awesome pictures !! 🙂
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  11. great fabric – colors and patterns – to die for!!!! <3 you know how much I love this wax print fabric! lucky you 😀

    Greetings from Berlin

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