Dakar Dealers

Surrounded by acres of Mali cloth and sitting in front of a pile of loose beads .. one of the dealers making tourist necklaces from a wide selection of old and new glass beads.

A Dakar bead wholesaler, dealing mainly in new Indian beads

Thousands of different types are in stock .. some very good copies of ancient designs.
See this page on
www.AfricanTradeBeads.com for examples

The staff, all looking seriously businesslike .. except the usual one, clowning about !!

There he is again, seconds before the others stopped posing and also found their smiles !!

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