This multi-faceted workshop-cum-art-emporium is the joint brainchild of Poem, a Dutch woman who has lived in Ghana nearly all of her life, and Elizabeth Vardon. It’s foremost a workshop, employing artisans for the production of emblematic Adinkra collectables, beautifully finished wooden furniture, ceramics, bespoke textiles and jewellery wrought of silver and bull horn. It’s brimming with handmade art objects, collectibles, homewares, tables, handbags, musical instruments, soaps, Ghanaian children’s books, bangles and other design products. The items available tend to be slightly left of centre due to Poem’s keen eye for ambitious design. And although Wild Gecko sources from across Africa, many of the items are local, and often from humanitarian projects in Ghana. It’s off a dusty road in North Dzorwulu, and it really is a world unto itself. It’s unmissable if you need a unique souvenir, and makes for a pleasant shopping experience to boot.
|Venue name:||Wild Gecko Handicrafts||Contact:|
Adamafio Crescent, Behind Gulf House, Okponglo
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-5.30pm Tue-Sat.|