Saturday, December 22, 2012

Although the fashion show was cancelled, Sylvie’s shop ‘Ethnic Women’ close by the Villa Soudan in Bamako opened on the 19th of December, with a small gathering of friends (Sylvie and I top right). The bogolan rag rugs, recycled from the scraps after cutting the garments out, are proving to be a hit, and we will have difficulty to produce enough! (see ‘furnishing’ page on But now we are once more back in Djenne, where this morning the cataract operation team arrived from Bamako in their operation vehicle, once more to operate on 100 patients. More of this later... Christmas preparations are also in full swing!


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