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

Pagne goods, wooden knickknacks, there is some art, there are some good markets around Christmas time. - Dec 21, 2017
Lots of artisans here selling many different items. - Mar 2, 2017
Yes, handicrafts are amazing (even compared to other places in Africa). You can get great wooden carvings, masks, paintings, and knick knacks. The process of buying/bargaining for these is quite stressful, but you can find real gems for little money if you are thick-skinned and persistent. Tailors are relatively cheap, so you can have unique clothing made with local fabric. - Jan 21, 2017
It's sad, but a serious African art collector can find some amazing pieces -- masks and carvings, and museum quality Kuba cloth -- for very little money. - Sep 26, 2016
Art - paintings, masks, wooden/clay sculptures; pagne (local fabrics) which are beautiful and cheap (6 yards for US$10-15). - Apr 26, 2016
Pagne fabrics, art, masks, scultptures, furniture, many, many tchotkes. Not cheap, however, and not all of good quality. - Jan 6, 2014
Very nice wood furniture, paintings, some copper and other metal art, lots of wood carvings and crafts. - Nov 24, 2012
Local art and crafts. Fabric and cloth. - Feb 13, 2012
Fabrics. - Nov 13, 2011
There are some nice paintings - Aug 4, 2011
Artwork, wood crafts, masks. - Jan 19, 2011
Cloth, statues, masks, paintings. The stuff in the markets is mass produced. But with effort you can find someone who will locate items of real interest. The "village des artistes" has some pretty neat, creative stuff going on. Furniture of decent quality can be had from a Mennonite outfit. - Oct 16, 2010
Kuba cloth, kuba masks, malachite beads & other objects. - Jan 21, 2009