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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek


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 Windhoek

Namibia Crafts Centre

This place is an outlet for heaps of wonderful Namibian inspiration – leatherwork, basketry, pottery, jewellery, needlework, hand-painted textiles and other material arts – and the artist and origin of each piece is…
Arts & Crafts in Swakopmund

Cosdef Arts & Crafts Centre

This worthy project supports local artisans and unemployed people by providing a shopfront for their work. The quality is high and the overall message, one of building sustainability in local communities, is one tha…
Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Old Breweries Craft Market

This hive of tourist shopping euphoria contains a heap of small and large shops with a range of African arts and crafts on offer. A couple of our favourite shops are Woven Arts of Africa, with some wonderfully fine …
Antiques in Swakopmund

Peter’s Antiques

This place is an Ali Baba’s cave of treasures, specialising in colonial relics, historic literature, West African art, politically incorrect German paraphernalia, and genuine West African fetishes and other artefact…
Books in Swakopmund

Die Muschel Book & Art Shop

Swakopmund's best bookshop, with German- and English-language books. It's great for guides and maps, and esoteric works on art and local history are also available here.
Mall in Windhoek

Post St Mall

The throbbing heart of the Windhoek shopping district is the bizarrely colourful Post St Mall, an elevated pedestrian walkway lined with vendors selling curios, artwork, clothing and practically anything else that m…
Arts & Crafts in Opuwo

Kunene Craft Centre

Opuwo’s brightly painted self-help curio shop sells local arts and crafts on consignment. You’ll find all sorts of Himba adornments smeared with ochre: conch-shell pendants, wrist bands, chest pieces and even the he…
Arts & Crafts in Rundu

Ncumcara Community Forestry Craft Centre

Very reasonably priced woodcarvings from a sustainable source are on offer at Ncumcara Community Forestry Craft Centre, a neighbourhood craft shop. The carvings are high quality with proceeds going back to the local…
Arts & Crafts in Omaruru

CmArte Gallery

This arts-and-crafts outlet has some really good crafts, including some from local artists, alongside imported antiques from both Angola and the DRC. It’s worth sticking your nose in here and having a good rummage a…