Lilongwe - Post Report Question and Answers

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

You can definitely get fabric and have clothes made. The monthly farmer's market has a lot of handicrafts for purchase. Four Seasons also has items. - Jul 2020

No, not a shopping post. - Feb 2020

Dedza is renowned for its pottery. Beyond that, it's typical touristy stuff here. - Sep 2018

You can get clothes made inexpensively here. There is also some good carvings and furniture. - Jul 2017

You can find lots of the traditional African handicraft and fabric gifts but what is special to Malawi is Dedza Pottery and the wood carvings from Mua Mission. Mua Mission is home to the largest collection of Gule Wamkulu masks and a unique museum on the 3 tribes of Malawi. Their gallery of carvings are unique and beautiful. - Oct 2016

Some nice wood carving and furniture. - Sep 2013

Wood carvings and chitenje (fabrics). There are other fun local crafts, too, but I wouldn't call most of them high quality. - Sep 2012

Wood crafts, baskets. - Sep 2009

There are some beautiful wooden carvings--mostly from across the border in Mozambique. Dedza pottery is OK. Not fantastic but OK. - Jul 2009

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