Foly used to work as a hairdresser and had his own salon. One day, his uncle asked him to join him in the center because he needed help, and he accepted (always attracted by the world of the arts). He not only sells, but also creates some of the pieces: necklaces, masks, paintings… He has 3 children who also seem interested in the arts, as well as their mother. He used to have very long rasta hair, but the center’s administration established new norms and forbid that kind of hair, so he had to cut his hair in order not to lose his job. Now that the situation is different, he prefers keeping his short-hair look.
Isa was born in Togo 25 years ago, within a family dedicated to the design of bracelets using leather and melted coins. The whole family works together in the creation of the bracelets, and Isa comes to the artisan market in Cotonou to sell them. Over time, he has started working on other techniques, like carvings on wood.