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Ibo Island Lodge Silversmith

Ibo Silver…. Once lost in time, ancient traditions, dream like designs, handmade on Ibo Island ….
The lack of socioeconomic opportunity on Ibo Island is a serious problem. Keeping this ancient tradition alive generates vital income for the island. Traditional silversmiths on Ibo Island hand craft exquisite, intricate, jewellery using ancient Arab techniques and tools. The artisan-artists are simply continuing an ancient Ibo tradition of producing fine metalwork. This jewellery is found nowhere else in the world.

The growth of jewellery production on Ibo and the employment it provides is largely the work of the lodge and the various donors and NGO’s who have assisted the lodge with this project. Forty traditional silversmiths now work on Ibo and guests can buy beautiful unique pieces to take home as gifts from the 17th century star-shaped fort.

Keen to spend more time learning about this ancient craft on Ibo, meet the silversmiths and try your hand at making your own?
Ask us about our fantastic 7 Night Ibo Island Jewellery Experience Package…

Don’t have 7 nights ..? – We can tailor make a unique special interest package just for you.

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From the moment we arrived we were blown away by this place – the beautiful decor, the impeccable friendly service – we really couldn’t have asked for more. A magical place – we’ll be sending people here whenever we get the chance (and hope we don’t bore everyone waxing lyrical beforehand! Whilst lazing by the pool, or sipping an expertly mixed cocktail or discussing the day’s activities with the ever efficient Dollar it has been difficult to put my finger on why this is the best hotel I have ever stayed at. To cut a long story short, it immediately entered my top 3 on arrival, only to move rapidly up the podium as we enjoyed the comfort and subtlety of the decor and the phenomenally warm and delightful hospitality of all the team. Special mention to all! A big thanks and the best of luck in developing the lodge further.

 

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