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, jewelry using ancient Arab techniques and tools. The artisan-artists are simply continuing an ancient Ibo tradition of producing fine metalwork. This jewelry is found nowhere else in the world.
The growth of jewelry 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.