Dushanbe - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Not really? There's an artist colony where you can walk through the artists' studios and get some really nice paintings. Some people have bought some beautiful wooden furniture from the shop in the Hyatt. You can get rugs here but it's probably not nearly the same as the more famous rug countries. - Aug 2021

Rugs/carpets are nice and tend to be fairly affordable. Some of the local art is also interesting - check out the artists' colony. It's easy to have things framed here. - Apr 2021

Not really. There are some lovely rugs and other textiles, and some nice jewelry and handicrafts. - Dec 2016

Suzanis (get them in Uzbekistan), Carpets (get them in Uzbekistan), some great art and artists at the artist colonies in Dushanbe - Dec 2015

Suzanis are pretty, and beaded necklaces. - Jun 2014

Rugs and suzanis. - Mar 2014

There is some opportunity to purchase rugs, furniture, fabrics, etc. - Oct 2013

I have heard they have good local artists, so far I haven't seen any art I would want to buy. - Jan 2012

Suzanni (woven fabric panels), carpets from the other Stans, local art, tickets to other places. - Jun 2009

Handsewn decorations, gemstone crafts, atlas fabrics, tailored clothing... - Jul 2008

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