Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Zambian Craft Markets

I haven't been here a week and it's hard getting acclimatised. But at least I got to one of the local craft markets that happens ever Sunday at the shopping complex Arcades. Here you can find all kinds of gifts from wood carvings to traditional clothing. Surprisingly, the vendors of the wood carvings were not keen on me taking photos, sadly this might be because a lot of what they sell is mass produced in Congo and smuggled over. This is a shame, but just shows you that Western ideas of business have really spread. That said, there are still plenty of genuine artisans, and they are proud to show off their wares!

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