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

A lot of the good wood handicrafts are from the Congo.

Rwanda is famous for woven baskets; they are beautiful and inexpensive. Abraham Konga does some nice jewelry and handicrafts at fixed prices. More than Sparrows does some nice needlework runners, pillow covers, dishtowels. - Dec 13, 2017

Yes, lots of great handicrafts. Baskets are a big item, but also fabric crafts, wood crafts, and jewelry. Great shopping opportunities, and very reasonable prices. - Jan 25, 2017
Easy to get clothes tailor made here, textiles, baskets, and dung art. - Apr 5, 2016
The bead work with jewelry is particularly beautiful. - Oct 16, 2014
Rwandan crafts-- baskets, fabric products. - Jul 23, 2014
Cheap carved wooden stuff that breaks easily. There is a small art scene. - Sep 13, 2013
Baskets, patterned fabrics, East African handicrafts, and Congolese statues (if they don't scare you). - May 6, 2012
Macy's baskets, jewelry, paintings, fabric, bags. You'll buy this in the first 4 months you are here, and then will be done. - Apr 2, 2012
Rwanda baskets, beads made from magazine pages. - Jul 28, 2011
Wood carvings, or go down to Burundi and get a custom-carved drum for little money. - Oct 20, 2010
See above. There is also some jewelry, woven peace baskets, masks, and various fabric crafts. It is also possible to get limited quality tailored clothes. - Jan 23, 2010
There is a lot of nice Congolese crafts, but the local crafts were not so nice, with the exception of the drums. - Sep 16, 2008
Local exotic fruits, wood carvings, carvings, and carvings (mask). - Aug 9, 2008