Lamu Island shopping

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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 Yoru…
Arts & Crafts in Lamu Town

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, o…
Arts & Crafts in Shela

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.
Jewellery in Lamu Town

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.
Fashion & Accessories in Shela

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.
Arts & Crafts in Lamu Town

2 Degrees South

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