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Craft Villages Tours

Craft Villages Tours Packages
Country: Senegal
City: Dakar
Duration: 6 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Dakar Arts Village

A full day disovering the senegalese crafts

An art tour around Dakar is simply not complete without a visit to famous art complexes, where some of the most promising and established painters, sculptors and multimedia artists from Senegal and abroad create, shape and display their works in their workshops and studios. There we will find galleries on site, which exhibit works by local and foreign artists.

This outing will allow us to meet these talented artisans in their workshops and visit their exhibitions.

Soumbedioune craft village

The artisanal village of Soumbédioune, created in 1961, is located in the Medina district of Dakar on the west cornice. A showcase for Senegalese craftsmanship, it has made a name for itself over time.

Its residents, artists, sculptors, tailors, dyers ... still produce and exhibit on a daily basis, a multiple choice of works of art and articles that are both useful and decorative.

The artisanal village of Soumbédioune is one of the best spaces for the creation and exhibition of local crafts. Today, around 2,000 artisans are active in several fields, including leather goods, pottery, jewelry, weaving, bookbinding, basketry, batik patchwork...

Grouped by professional category, the craftsmen exhibit a wide choice of sculpted works (statues, useful objects in ebony, teak, etc.). There are also various leather goods (bags, briefcases, purses, desk pads, etc.), made from cowhide, snake, goat, crocodile, etc.

National Art Gallery

Created in 1983, the National Art Gallery is a space for the reception, dissemination and development of the visual arts. It houses art exhibitions organized by promoters for the benefit of the artists or by the artists themselves. She acts as a curator for art exhibitions and participates in Senegalese cultural weeks abroad. The National Gallery also organizes every two years, the National Salon of Plastic Artists of Senegal

This ethno-photographic project highlights the know-how and art of living of each community: cultural and pastoral practices, fishing techniques and other economic production activities; architecture and craftsmanship, culinary art, the art of clothing and adornment, initiation ceremonies and rites of passage, celebrations and the songs and dances that punctuate them, family ceremonies (baptism, marriage , etc.), evocative scenes of everyday life.

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