Riga - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Some Latvian-patterned wool items, and Baltic amber. - Mar 2022

Wool handicrafts, amber jewelry are quite common and of high quality. Prices are reasonable compared to the rest of Europe. - Jul 2017

Crafts such as hand-knit mittens, wooden toys and trinkets, amber jewelry, and linens are among the most popular. These items are available year-round at local shops and some markets. Each June, there is a huge folk art fair at the ethnographic museum, where visitors can find just about any craft imaginable. - Sep 2016

There's not really much to buy here. There is amber jewelry. There are traditional linen tablecloths and such. There are a million wooden spoons on sale at every craft fair. - Jul 2010

Amber is a popular thing to buy here, along with mugs/plates decorated with Riga. - Aug 2008


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