Boubon is a village about 25 kilometers outside of Niamey. They’re known for their pottery. The village is situated right along the river, which is where they get the clay for their pots. We had never been and having Mikael here visiting was the perfect excuse to go.
We were told that we could go to the village and we would get a pottery making demonstration. Sure enough, we drove in and the first guy that spotted our car came over to us and asked if we would like to see pots being made. He took us into a courtyard of someone’s home and a lady, sitting on a mat on the ground began forming a block of clay. It was a lot of fun to watch her work.
We went on a Saturday, but while we were there we found out that Wednesdays are market days, where they sell all their work. We’ll have to go back so we can buy some pots!