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:)
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!
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
First we need to go to a fabric store to choose fabric:)
Then we headed back to the “factory” and they made some measurement.
Then the tailor started WORKING!!! HORAY!
It’s fascinating to see many KIDs work there! They are pretty good at sewing though:P
You can see a lot of Heavily embodied african clothes there!
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!
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
After that, we tour around town a little bit:)
The president house(when compare to the one in Dakar, this is really small)
My time in Gambia was short but I will definitely go back somedays later. now, I am back in senegal to explore more. Cheers.