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Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Berber art, if genuinely handmade, can be beautiful. Good luck wading through the Chinese mass-produced stuff. There's one good artisanal shop in Paradou-Hydra. - Sep 19, 2016
There is an artisanal shop that highlights local handicrafts. But craft quality is pretty poor. You will struggle to find stuff to send/bring back. - Jun 9, 2016
None that I can think of. Because it's an oil state, and subsidies are so high, it's hindered innovation and growth in virtually every other sector, so you don't have the craft markets that you have in other North African countries. - Mar 15, 2014
Nothing really, tiles and pottery. - Oct 25, 2013
Carpets, handicrafts, and the tile work is quite good. - Dec 18, 2011
There is a lot of gold, jewelery, silver, leather, carpets, tiles and beautiful materials too. The Tangines are a must to take home. - Sep 23, 2008
Some jewelry and antiques. - May 9, 2008
Pottery. - Mar 4, 2008
Beautiful tiles, metal work, traditional jewelry and clothes. - Mar 3, 2008
They have nice ceramics. - Feb 25, 2008