Karamoja Hat Weaving Workshop – Before the current head fashion appeared, Karamojong men made their headdresses from weaving human hair and painting it with coloured clay and dressing it up with ostrich feathers. Nowadays this fashion is rare to find as the new generation has started to use coloured cotton threads to achieve a similar expression in less time. During this workshop of 4hrs you will learn first hand from a local teacher how to make your own souvenir, a colourful woven hat and learn all about it’s cultural history and importance.
About our workshops
The Karamoja Workshops are tours aimed at connecting travellers with craftsmen, two-way sharing of knowledge, improving communities livelihoods and preserving cultural heritage. Through the workshops, craftsmen are able to double or triple their income and learn more about a potential group of buyers and fellow artists.
Travellers get an unique insight into the life of the local community and share knowledge and stories by sharing quality time together.