Calling all overlanders! Traveling through Ghanzi, Botswana? Just a little ways out of town lies the village of D'kar. A tiny spot on the map that houses an incredible museum and cultural center about the history of the San People and the Naro Language Project.
Visiting the art gallery, I was taken aback at the strength of the work, each print was so beautiful that it was hard for this art school grad not to buy them all. I asked one of the artists if their art was represented outside the county of Botswana. He informed me that some years back (around 2009) they were represented by a few European galleries. While the work sold well, the artists in D'Kar did not see the resulting profits. So they decided to stop sending their art abroad. Now if you want to purchase a piece you must visit them directly which makes these prints all the more precious.
We were delighted to meet some of the residents, artists and have a laugh with the children on our way to our next destination.
I also purchased an illustrated book of children's stories written in English and Naro for my little nephew back home.