The Wolof Bag
The Wolof Bag
The Wolof Bag
The Wolof Bag
The Wolof Bag
The Wolof Bag

The Wolof Bag

$200.00

Handwoven (Aso-oke) Totebag

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This tote-bag handwoven, thread after thread, and with love was named after the Wolof people.

The Wolof are the major ethnic group in Senegal. They are very influential culturally and politically. The Wolof make up about 40 percent of the 9 million Senegal. While it is a tribe, it is also a language, Wolof is Senegal’s dominant language, although French is the country’s official language

The Wolof are known for their woodcarvings. They fashion statues, figurines, and masks, mainly for the tourist market. Wolof are also fine tailors. If the Wolof have an international reputation, it is mainly for their tailoring, woodcarving, and business ability.

In Wolof and Senegalese society, there are professional storytellers, known as griots . They are historians, poets, musicians, and entertainers.


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