Malamin Joof

Mr. Joof has been working in Brikama market for 24 years. This family man inherited the love for the arts from his father. After school, he would go to the market to learn and when school was over, he could not find a job so started working in the crafts. Everything he sells is made by him and his family. He now teaches his children in the same way his father taught him. Even though he was too young to remember, his father always told him that his first carving was a dolphin. After, he did tortoises, hippos and elephants and then started making boxes since there were too many animals in the market. He works with another artisan friend who helps him with the bags and the wicker, trying to offer something different to the other shops.

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