are many stalls and shops to be found in the various
craft markets and hotels in Greater Banjul selling batiks
and tie-dye. These are often used for clothing such
as sarongs and shirts as well as handbags and furnishings
such as pillow cases and bed sheets. 'Wax' fabrics are
cottons printed with African designs, while damask,
either patterned or plain, are ubiquitous in The Gambia.
The best place to find batiks is in Serrekunda town
at Musu Kebba Drammeh's compound in Dippa Kunda, just
off the Mosque Road. It is commonly known as the 'Batik
Factory' where you can find on sale lots of textiles
such as wall hangings and clothing items such as shirts,
headscarves, table cloths, pillow cases, bed covers
The best place to shop for 'wax' and damask is on the
Liberation Avenue in the capital of Banjul. There are
numerous textile importers who stock retail and wholesale
quantities in plain as well as vibrant, patterned colours
and designs. Tourists can also find these fabrics near
and inside the Albert Market in Banjul.
You can also visit the Gena Bes Batik Factory in Bakau
on the Garba Jahumpa Road.