Thanks to its considerable ethnic diversity, Burkina Faso creates a varied and high quality craft industry renowned well beyond its borders. Wooden sculptures, bronzes, batiks, bogolans and other silver jewellery are the work of blacksmiths, weavers and goldsmiths from all over the country. Ouagadougou has become the capital of African crafts in recent decades, with the International Crafts Fair (SIAO), which brings together thousands of artisans from around the world every two years.
An authentic destination :
Here, few tourist palaces or holiday clubs, Burkina Faso is reserved for travellers from all over the world in search of humanity and authenticity. Rich in the ancestral traditions that make Africa a fascinating continent, Burkinabe society is moderately affected by Westernization. A perfect opportunity to see another vision.
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