Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger

by Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
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Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Women Artisan Cooperatives in Niger
Aug 26, 2014

RAIN Artisans Learn New Products!

Illia working on handbags with artisans.
Illia working on handbags with artisans.

The 16 Tuareg women who make up the Albaye leather cooperative in Agadez have recently teamed up with other women artisans in Ingall who primarily work in straw. This collaboration has led to beautiful leather & straw tote bags, a product not possible for these two groups on their own. 

The collaboration continues with new products this summer with some help from a true master artisan - Illiah Addoh, Director of Artisans at the National Museum in Niamey. Organized by Albaye co-op president Oumma Amma, Three artisans from the Ingall straw cooperative joined the 16 members of Albaye to learn ways to improve their craft and make new items. 

We're proud to share two new products from this learning collaboration - straw woven platters and leather handbags.
We are truly excited by the high quality of these items as well as their stunning beauty - the traditional Tuareg patterns taking on a new modern look in completely different ways. 

The tote bags, hand bags and platters will be available for sale on our online nomadic marketplace in the very near future - check back to get yours! 

A very warm "thank you" to our supporters from RAIN staff and our artisan partners as they develop their skills and expand their livelihoods.

Albaye co-op President Oumma
Albaye co-op President Oumma
Straw & Leather Tote
Straw & Leather Tote
Straw Platters
Straw Platters
Albaye Draw String Purse
Albaye Draw String Purse

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