I had read about the Bolga crafts village in the Bradt Guide to Ghana, the bible for Ghana travelers. Somehow I had gotten it into my head that this was a place where I could see handcrafted items being made, and I wanted to photograph that.
It turned out to be only a small collection of shops where tourists can buy handcrafted items but not see them made. That’s fine, just don’t go there under any delusions.
So as not to offend the good looking guy in this photo, I told him I wanted to take a picture of the wall behind him but he need not bother himself to get up. Since he didn’t move, I took that to mean he didn’t mind being in my picture. Makes a much nicer photo with him in it.
Saw a few smocks in a couple of the shops, but I didn’t like any of them. One shopkeeper was very determined to make a sale. He said he could take us to the tailors’ workshop area where there were many tailors sewing smocks. In less than five minutes, we were following him to a group of sheds behind a two story cement block building in Bolga’s new market area.