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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gallery: Out & About: Kawther El Obeid goes to SIAO Burkina Faso

Held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, the International Art and Craft Fair, Ouagadougou--better known by its French name as SIAO (Le Salon International de L Artisanat de Ouagadougou) is one of Africa's most important trade shows for art and handicrafts.  In 2008 Kawther El Obeid, one of eShopAfrica's Founding Partners went along. See her pictures below: 

Pictures:  Kawther El Obeid, eShopAfrica.com 2008

Find out more about SIAO, the International arts and crafts fair in Burkina Faso:   

01 BP 3414 Ouagadougou 01
Burkina Faso

Tel (00226) 50 37 32 56/57
Email sgp@siao.bf
Website www.siao.bf

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Feedback: Baskets: Gunilla, Afroart, Sweden

  We have received the baskets and we are very satisfied. Thank you.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Feedback: Beads: Sue, Bead Exclusive, UK

All arrived safe and sound - thank you so much. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Oklah for making such fantastic beads. Until next time...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gallery: Out & About: Osu Streets

Osu streets - our neighbourhood

eShopAfrica's office is in Osu one of the main shopping areas in Accra, the capital of Ghana. One day we took our camera out so you could see what our neighbourhood looks like.

This is an average day in Osu High Street known as Oxford Street in honour of its shopping. The traffic's usually pretty bad...


 You can find pretty much anything you're looking for in Osu... take this fine display of plastics

Although there are bad traffic jams, they're interactive. While you're waiting you never know what you might be able to buy. In the background you can see Frankie's hotel, restaurant, patisserie and ice cream parlour, a popular place to hang out.

While you're waiting in the traffic you might decide you need a new car seat, or an inflatable globe, or an electric hair clipper, or a duster - the choice is yours!

If you didn't like the plastics... how about a pair of trainers from the shop next door?

 There's always some eye catching street art to look at too like this hand painted advertisment for Club Beer... makes you thirsty just to look at it!

It's not only cars in the traffic... these goats are on their way to an important appointment and are causing a bit of a goat-jam. All part of day to day life

The traffic jams can last for hours... but it's OK. If you get hungry or thirsty someone will come along with something to eat or drink like the lady with the blue bowl on her head who's selling iced water.

And because it's West Africa colour isn't far away like this beautiful bougainvillea that's thriving despite the traffic fumes.



So it's goodbye from Osu... the traffic still isn't moving but we love it anyway!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Feedback: Textiles: Angela Lowder, US

Recently I ordered two Kente shawls from Ghana and received them within days. Thank you for the speedy delivery. I'd questioned whether I'd receive the items in time to use them for a special graduation celebration and I did. I'm very, very pleased with the ease of ordering and the speed of delivery. I will be sure to share your web address and company name with friends. And I look forward to future shopping with eShopAfrica. Thanks for an excellent shopping experience.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Feedback: Woodwork: Global Furniture Design, Los Angeles, US

The merchandise was received in excellent condition and the pieces are great. The hats didn't make it to the sale stand, the employees (myself included) distributed them amongst them. Everything was great and we hope to sell everything soon so that we can place another order. Thank you very much for handling our order so diligently.