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Sunday, 2 December 2012

MY VISIT TO GAMBIA (and Gambian dolls)

I have just returned from a very memorable visit to GAMBIA, West Africa.    These are the dolls which I purchased when I was there.  They are all hand made dolls.
For more information about the dolls, The WOLLOF TRIBE, THE MANDINKA TRIBE and the KORA (musical instrument), please see the website.  Thank you.

(I have also added a few photos which were taken in Gambia).
GAMBIA
(The Wallof Tribe - wedding costume)
(Website Id:  Africa - Gambia - 005)
 
 GAMBIA 
Mandinka Tribe - fertility doll
(Website Id:  Africa - Gambia - 006)
 GAMBIA
(Pair of dolls in traditional costume)
(Website Id:  Africa - Gambia - 007, 007A and 007B)
 GAMBIA
(Man of the Mandinka Tribe, playing the kora).
(Website Id:  Africa - Gambia - 008).
 GAMBIA
(A Chief)
(Website Id:  Africa - Gambia - 009 and 009A).
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SOME GAMBIAN PICTURES
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ROSEMARY (centre)
(who made my doll - Website Id:  Africa - Gambia - 007).
SEEDY DAMPHA  Tour Guide (in yellow shirt)
(who gave me information about the Tribes and costumes of the dolls).
 HARVESTING THE COCONUTS (Hotel grounds)
 FEEDING THE MONKEYS
 MONKEY WITH BABY (and me!)
ANOTHER MONKEY
LOCALS WAITING FOR THE FISHING BOATS TO ARRIVE

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