Ethiopia shopping

Top Choice Shoes in Addis Ababa

soleRebels Footwear

Eight years after being founded by designer Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu to help talented artisans in her neighbourhood, soleRebels Footwear's shoes are made using locally sourced natural fibres, hand-made fabric and, fo…
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 Addis Ababa

St George Interior Decoration & Art Gallery

One of Addis Ababa's classiest places to shop, St George has everything from antique silver crosses and contemporary textiles to wide-ranging books about Ethiopia and designer jewellery. Everything here, both modern…
Arts & Crafts in Addis Ababa

Alert Handicraft Shop

Here the Berhan Taye Leprosy Disabled Persons Work Group produces and sells beautiful handbags, pillow covers and wall hangings, each emblazoned with vibrant embroidery. The items are so Ethiopian. The shop is off R…
Arts & Crafts in Addis Ababa

Gallery 21

Of all the shops/stalls north of Haileselassie Alemayehu on Churchill Ave, this gallery has the biggest selection (if you ask to see the back room) and the best-quality pieces, including a fine range of Ethiopian si…
Arts & Crafts in Addis Ababa

Makush Art Gallery & Restaurant

This gallery and restaurant has an excellent, carefully selected collection of high-quality furniture and paintings created by around 70 emerging and well-known Ethiopian artists.
Market in Addis Ababa

Shiro Meda Market

If you’re interested in blankets, Ethiopian wedding attire or traditional clothing like a shamma (shawl worn by highlander men), head to this group of stalls lining Entoto Ave, a few hundred metres north of Botswana…
Arts & Crafts in Gonder

Project Ploughshare Women’s Crafts Training Center

This centre in Wolleka is helping disadvantaged women rekindle local pottery traditions, along with traditional Amhara weaving and basketry. You can watch the women working Monday to Saturday and buy the high-qualit…
Art in Lalibela

Fine Art Gallery

The one shop that stands out from Lalibela’s throng of souvenir shacks. Inside are beautiful watercolour and sepia paintings created by local artist Tegegne Yirdaw. He’s often around outside normal shop hours.
Arts & Crafts in Gonder

Kindu Trust

This child-sponsorship charity has a small store selling baskets, banana art and beads made from recycled magazines. Some items are also sold at Lodge du Chateau.