Day seven of the Ghana road trip: we reach Sirigu visitor’s center.
The road to Sirigu wasn’t flooded. In all the years Stanley had spent showing tourists all over Ghana, he had never been here before.
Twelve years ago a group of Sirigu village women formed an organization known as the Sirigu Women’s Organization of Pottery and Art (SWOPA) to preserve their art, their culture and to provide tourist services.
The visitor center is surrounded by a wall which is painted in a style similar to the traditional village houses.
The art show on the wall was so interesting that I was already glad we’d come all this way.
The painting of the village houses and the walls and buildings at the visitor center is all done by women.
Like cooking and taking care of the house and children, it is just something that has been traditionally considered women’s work.