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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 Nairobi

Matbronze

More than 600 wildlife bronzes by Denis Mathews (from jewellery and small lion-cub-footprint dishes to much larger pieces running into thousands of dollars) make this one of the most appealing places to shop in Keny…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nairobi

Souk

Some of Kenya's more creative artists, photographers, leatherworkers and other high-quality artisans and artists have come together under one roof – the result is one of Kenya's most discerning shopping experiences.…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Kilifi

Kilifi Design Collective

Right next to the Wild Living Cafe on the southern outskirts of Kilifi, this excellent shop showcases the wares of four local, ecofriendly Fair Trade designers and cooperatives: leather bags, purses, clutches and be…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mombasa

Akamba Handicraft Industry Cooperative Society

This cooperative employs an incredible 10,000 people from the local area. It’s also a non-profit organisation that produces fine woodcarvings, from animal shapes and polished calabash bowls to stick-thin Maasai figu…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nyali Beach

Bombolulu Workshops & Cultural Centre

This non-profit organisation produces crafts of a high standard and gives vocational training to physically disabled people. Visit the workshops and showroom to buy jewellery, leatherwork, sisal bags, carvings and t…
Top Choice Art in Lamu Town

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…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Malindi

Our Shop

We really wish it were our shop, stocked as it is with cowrie-studded Congolese and West African carvings and masks to tempt collectors. Some great affordable and unusual fashion accessories, too, in the shape of cl…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mombasa

Yusufi Antiques & Gallery

A real treasure trove of carvings and masks, particularly from West Africa and the Congo, as well as fetishes, brass lanterns and other goodies. Some amazing Kenyan items as well, including two-faced ceremonial mask…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Kilifi

Zinj

This home-run design store of international reputation is located near the southern edge of Kilifi Creek. You'll find stylish leather bags adorned with Maasai-style beading (from KSh9000), clutches and purses (from …