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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Aït Bououli Valley

Cooperative Feminin de Tissage Aït Bououli

Immediately below Aït Bououli’s trio of mimetic villages is a stone-walled community association with a sign pointing visitors toward the Aït Bououli women’s carpet-weaving cooperative. This 40-member cooperative ta…
Top Choice Art in Zanzibar Town

Cultural Arts Centre Zanzibar

Organised by the dedicated Hamad and other local artists, with an emphasis on quality and distinctiveness, this arts centre and shop provide a refreshing change from the wooden animals and tinga-tinga art found else…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Penduka

Penduka, which means ‘wake up’, operates a nonprofit women’s needlework project at Goreangab Dam, 8km northwest of the city centre. You can purchase needlework, baskets, carvings and fabric creations for fair prices…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Green Point & ­Waterfront

Guild

Trevyn and Julian McGowan have made a business out of cherry picking the cream of the South African design community and promoting it to the world in annual collections. Opened in 2017, this is their permanent showc…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Africa Nova

One of the most stylish and desirable collections of tribal and contemporary African textiles, arts and crafts. You’ll find potato-print fabrics made by women in Hout Bay, Ronel Jordaan’s handmade felt rock cushions…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Utamaduni

Utamaduni is a large crafts emporium and easily one of the best places to souvenir shop in Nairobi, with more than a dozen shops selling all kinds of excellent African artworks and souvenirs. Prices start relatively…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Aksum

St George Gallery Axum

One of the best shops in northern Ethiopia, St George has that rare combination of simple tourist items and fine pieces of art and antiques, although the quality tends towards the latter. Religious paintings (includ…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Southern Suburbs

Montebello Design Centre

This development project has helped several great craftspeople and designers along the way. In the leafy compound, artists' studios are scattered around the central craft shop, where you can buy a range of gifts, fr…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Arusha

Shanga

What started as a small enterprise making beaded necklaces has branched into furniture, paper, clothing and many other products, mostly using recycled materials and made by workers with disabilities. The products ar…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Tangier

DARNA, The Women’s Association of Tangier

The yellow building opposite La Terrasse is a small complex offering an inexpensive restaurant, a boutique shop with crafts and clothing, and a sunny courtyard, making it a popular stop for lunch or just a place to …