Arts & Crafts in Port Moresby

Beyond Art

In Town, Beyond Art is small and pricy.
Market in Port Moresby

Ela Beach Craft Market

This is the best market in PNG, with items from all over the country – with more carvings, baskets, stone tools, adornments, shells and weavings than you can wave a koteka (penis gourd) at. (There are penis gourds f…
Market in Port Moresby

Handicrafts Market

Boroko’s dusty central square is a good place to buy bilums, a selection of Sepik carvings, stone axes, kina-shell breastplates, shell jewellery and the like. Moresby’s sellers are used to the ways of tourists and w…
Market in Port Moresby

Port Moresby Grammar School Craft Market

A monthly event with carvings, tribal adornments, bilums and other paraphernalia from different parts of PNG. Good crowds and a party atmosphere.
Books in Port Moresby

UPNG Bookshop

Sadly, there is only one decent bookshop in Port Moresby: the UPNG Bookshop and even that shop stocks mostly coursework materials and academic texts. Top-end hotels have a few overpriced books and there are a couple…
Furniture in Kiriwina Island

Bwetalu Village

Bwetalu village produces particularly fine stools and tables made of kwila, a local hardwood. You may get away with carrying a small stool home.
Carvings in Kiriwina Island

Obweria Village

Obweria village specialises in intricately carved ebony walking sticks, many decorated with pearl-shell inlays. Ebony is an extremely hard and brittle timber, and difficult to work, so carving it requires exceptiona…
Arts & Crafts in Kiriwina Island

Yalaka village

Yalaka village sells striking lime pots (gourds decorated with a distinctive black pattern and fitted with a boar's tusk stopper). Price varies, depending on size and quality (from K10).
Art in West New Britain Province

Le Riche Colours

It’s worth stopping at Le Riche Colours if you are after some original souvenirs. Artist Nathalie Le Riche has very colourful hand-painted T-shirts, gift cards, paintings, and other gifts that feature tribal portrai…
Building in Port Moresby

Steamships Arcade

Downtown building.