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Akamba Handicraft, Mombasa

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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  • AKAMBA HANDICRAFT is the most unique place I have seen in a long time. Very often you see precious works of local art and never imagine how they are being produces, carved or painted. If you visit...  more »
  • This place is a must visit to see the art works created using various types of wood by the local artists here. Most of the artifacts are made using single piece of wood... we saw some craftsmen...  more »
  • One can not find a better selection of African wood carvings anywhere. From little carvings for children, to pieces that could grace the entrance of a palace, tables, bowls, canes, masks, herds of animals, from the whimsy to the awe inspiring, one can find it at the Akamba Co-Op store. Every piece has its own unique number, identifying the carver, who gets his share of the sale. The prices are fair and fixed, which many westerners find easier with which to deal. (But, I have seen wiggle-room on the prices for the really large pieces.) Out under trees, one can wander among hundreds of carvers hard at work, producing pieces for sale in their store or wholesale to the breadth of Africa and beyond. The Co-Op also can arrange direct shipping. (In case you just have to have that 300KG elephant or 3 meter high giraffe.)
  • If you are looking for gifts made of wood this will be your best place. Big place with thousands of choices. Good stuff
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