Shopping in Lamu Archipelago

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    Baraka Gallery

    This upmarket gallery is the place to come if you're a serious Africana collector. There are pieces from all over the continent and beyond, from affordable Kenyan belts with Maasai bead embroidery to ceremonial Yoruba masks, Central African carvings, heavy Yemeni silver jewellery and gorgeous handwoven shell embroidery.

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    Old Town Art & Crafts

    This is a good place to shop for prints and paintings, handbags made from recycled materials, woven sisal bags and small Kenyan masks. The ebony woodcarvings of animals are best avoided as it's an endangered wood, often harvested illegally.

  • Shopping in Lamu Island

    Baraka Gallery

    Some beautiful, high-end masks from Central and West Africa of interest to serious collectors, plus more affordable items such as beautiful cutlery, jewellery and handbags embroidered with cowrie shells.

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    Slim Silversmith

    The most charismatic of the local silversmiths is a chap called Slim, whose silversmith shop sells beautiful rings created from ancient cuttings of coloured tiles.

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    4Shore

    Kenyan-made clothing, from T-shirts by 4Shore to colourful shirts by Duka, plus clever gifts made of baobab seed pods by Seedling.

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    Leah's Designs

    Handmade kikois (woven cloths) made by Leah herself (from KSh600), plus a selection of handbags and beaded sandals.

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    Aman

    High-end fashion and accessories by Kenyan designers. You can also get your garments tailored to order.

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    Zinj

    Leather belts with colourful Maasai bead embroidery, plus beautiful leather handbags.

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    Rift

    Beautiful handmade leather bags, wallets and belts.

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    2 Degrees South

    Affordable souvenirs such as simple carved boxes, beaded sandals, brighly patterned clothes and purses made from recycled materials.

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    Lamu Museum Shop

    Specialists in Lamu and Swahili cultural books.