|Roadside market stalls|
Our journey to get to the Kofar Dye Pits which was established in 1498 and said to be the oldest in Africa, was an adventure in itself. We carefully edged our way along the very busy streets past the different markets and onwards passing the main market place with Mr Gambo driving. Without him, we would have been stuck in a potential drivers nightmare. Cars, buses, Okadas, people, donkeys and carts weaved their way along the narrow road passing the many stalls full of people buying their goods on the way.
|Entrance to the main market|
For over 500 years, the dyers of Kano have crouched down over circular pits. Now more than 100 pits have fallen into disrepair and many of them were full of stones and refuse.
|View over some of the Dye Pits|
|Dye Pit worker|
We now have beautiful table clothes and two t-shirts from the Kofar Dye Pits. We would recommend visiting here if you are ever in Kano.
|Finished table clothes and t-shirts|