Sirigu Pottery Village (Upper East region of Ghana)
Sirigu Pottery Village, Upper East region, near Bolgatanga
1997 - the year, where more than 150 women of Sirigu have formed an organization for pottery and art (SWOPA: Sirigu women organisation of pottery and art). Their aim is to preserve and develop the traditional culture of Northern Ghana, and to provide services and produce high quality art, to interested visitors, that has its roots in the village culture.
SWOPA was conceived and started under the visionary leadership of Melanie Kasise in 1997 as a vehicle of empowering the women of Sirigu in improving the quality of handicrafts and artworks, to enhance their incomes, and to preserve their traditional artforms and culture.
SWOPA has received numerous national awards in the tourism sector and counts amongst its visitors, the then UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.
What can you do at Sirigu?
Learn about the production of quality canvass painting, basketware, pottery, and art, and in so doing improve our incomes. Try you own art-work.
You are welcome to spend as much time in the Visitor Centre as you wish. A small donation is requested. Picture taking is encouraged.
Tourist AttractionsIt is highly recommended to spend one or more nights in the guesthouse of SWOPA. Experience the silence of the night, the moon and stars unaffected by artificial lights, and listen to the wakening calls of the birds and the women fetching water. There are also hotels in Bolgatanga and Navrongo, about 30 km from Sirigu.
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For information regarding our products, reservations etc, kindly contact us with the details.
Key Contact: Mme Melanie Kasise
Postal Address: P.O. Box 550 Bolgatanga, Ghana
Office Telephone: + 233-72-23432
Mobile/Cellular Phone: + 233-244 822276/244-833832