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

There are interesting handicrafts, antiques and artwork, but the only opportunity for shopping are the vendors that the CLO brings into the Embassy each week. Selection and quality are very, very limited. Most embassy staff nowadays will simply never have the opportunity to find or purchase the high-quality items. - Apr 11, 2017
Pearls, artwork, framing, fabrics (especially silk), brass statuary, rickshaws and rickshaw art, custom-made clothing. - Jun 17, 2016
Pearls, tailored clothes, antiques, framing, bone china - May 18, 2016
Antique brass - Jun 20, 2015
Pearls, clothes, sarees, art. - Sep 29, 2014
There are some awesome brass sculptures. - Aug 3, 2014
Lungis. Pearls. Bone china. Bronze cast statutes. - Jul 28, 2014
Pearls, textiles, brass sculptures, rickshaw art, handmade furniture/frames. - Aug 9, 2013
Pearls! Saris! - Apr 11, 2013
Wonderful and affordable pearls, beautiful fabrics, and affordable tailoring. - Aug 14, 2011
Pearls and Bone China are probably the best buys. Also some pretty reasonable deals on brand name clothes that are made here and exported to the U.S. - Jun 25, 2011
Pearls, hand-tailored suits, clothing, and shoes, and elaborate wooden furniture. - Feb 8, 2011
custom-made teak furniture. - Jan 29, 2011
Spices are great. - Jan 7, 2011
Textiles, freshwater pearls, china, getting clothes made, custom-made furniture, picture framing, and tons of local handicrafts. - Oct 25, 2010
There are great deals on export-level clothing and on brass items. - Apr 27, 2010
Pearls, silk, and custom-tailored clothing are my favorites. There is also nice pottery, art, custom-made furniture, and china (many top international brands have factories here, and you can buy the overruns at dirt-cheap prices).Custom framing is a steal. - Oct 30, 2009
Embroidered items, silks, Royal Doulton China (there is a factory here). - Aug 6, 2009
Pearls, rattan and teak furniture, saris, rickshaw art. - Mar 13, 2009
Saraya's Silk Tapestries, Scarfs, Wicker Items, Nok Shikatha. - Nov 20, 2008
Pearls, ratan furniture, silk, brass, embroidery, material, etc. - Mar 2, 2008
Picture framing is fabulous. The local art scene is quite good and many people have gotten fabulous works. Tailor-made clothing, bedspreads made out of saris, pearls, pearls, and more pearls. There's lots to buy here - some great presents can be found. - Feb 24, 2008