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

Not really. - Jan 28, 2017
Baskets and cloth, woven and batik. - Jun 29, 2015
The artisan markets or traveling vendors have all sorts of little nicknacks, but they are definitely not unique. - Aug 23, 2014
I keep meaning to buy a nice souvenir to remember my time here, but I haven't found anything I really like yet, if that tells you anything. A lot of people buy large wooden sculptures of animals. Paintings, batiks, and other local handicrafts can be found at the artisan market in Cotonou. Many buy colorful local fabrics and hire tailors to make clothes. - May 21, 2013
Some local African Art. Nothing that's going to change your life, but some cool little trinkets for sure. - Mar 2, 2013
Lots of local crafts and woodworking. - Dec 29, 2011