Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Yes. Silver, carvings, weavings, brass trinkets. - Aug 2022

You can buy very nice silver items from Tuareg traders. Many people purchased cloth and had clothing made by local tailors. There are frequent craft fairs organised by the CLO, and events at schools in the city around Christmas to allow the expat community to buy wooden carvings, cloth items and silverwork. - Apr 2020

Can be a shopping post. Almost lost my shirt buying stuff. - Jul 2019

Not really. There are no shopping malls. There is some interesting local artwork though. - Oct 2017

Not really. Some leather goods, all ridiculously expensive for what you get. - Oct 2017

Leather goods and silver and painted pottery. Wadata for set prices in A/C store yet higher prices than elsewhere. - Aug 2015

Tuareg jewelry and leather goods, furniture -- sweet african stuff that you design and they build. - Jul 2013

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