Traditional African Shoes

traditional african leather purse

These are some of the homemade crafts made by my Uncle Ibrahim in Guinae in West Africa. They are 100% hand made from cow skin leather. He inherited the business from his father, who was my grandfather. My grandfather was a famous shoemaker in my country. After he passed away, Uncle Ibrahim took over. Uncle Ibrahim is a great and hard worker who is always available to customers. On my wedding day, I got from him a pair of beautiful shoes and a purse made from snake skin leather. That was one of the greatest gifts on my wedding day. Because of his availability, hard work, and talent, Uncle Ibrahim is now more famous than his father.

Contributed by: Marie Jeanne Soumah
Created by: My Uncle Ibrahim
Origin: Guinae, West Africa