One of the wonderful things about living in Senegal is THE FABRIC! We have such a wide variety and a unique selection right at our finger tips.
The other day Khady asked if I wanted to go to HLM with her mom, who was in town visiting her new granddaughter, and Sarah, who was leaving Senegal for another West African country in a few days. We would be going with Patricia, a personal shopping guide who happens to be fluent in French, English, and Wolof. (Impressed? Me too.) I was excited to go with Patricia because she knows where to go, how much the different types of fabrics are, what to ask, and what to look for before making your purchase.
Patricia charges 5,000cfa per hour for a group of 3 (1,500 for every additional person), which worked out great for us, since we could split it three ways.
Not only was she helpful at the market, helping us barter for our fabric, and reminding us to check the fabric for imperfections before buying it, she also helped us know where to go!
Of course we would have loved to have Khady come along too, but she was home taking care of her tiny newborn gazelle, Yvia. Congratulations, Khady!!
If you’re interested in hiring Patricia for a fabric, souvenir, or marketplace adventure, call her at 77 631 74 37. She knows where to turn once you pass the sheep.