1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany NY 12203 Second location Upper Level
Making a difference in Africa since 2019.
I work with talented men and women artisans from Togo Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger and Mali in in the West, and others such as Gabon, Cameroon Kenya, and Tanzania, who are paid a fair wage to handcraft their amazing arts, crafts and clothing
The United Nation defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Our goal is to reach the whole African continent
Our Bolga Baskets come from Bolgatanga Ghana. We work with a team of women and men seen in the pict
On February 27th 2021, we received a message translated by our coordinator in Bolgatanga indicating that the weavers were grateful to West Africa Treasures for giving them the opportunity to work. They were able to buy books and other study material for their children.
Our weavers from Bolgatanga, Ghana
I was in Togo recently and spent an afternoon with Adele learning how she makes bracelets.
Adele makes all the jewelry we sell in the store!
Malicka was born in Togo and grew up in Senegal. She currently lives in Lome, the capital of Togo. Her products are sold in most of West African countries such Benin, Burkina Fasso, Ghana and Ivory Coast. She is very talented and makes all our amazing African prints and silk bonnets, scrunchies, head wrap etc...
A letter from Romi, to show appreciation. Our Djembes are carved by Romi
A letter from Edith our seamstress in Togo, to show appreciation. The women clothing is made by her shop located in Lome Togo
All our paintings in the store are hand painted by Koffi Felix, an amazing painter who lives in Kpalime Togo (west of Lome, the capital of Togo