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

Yes. Interesing knick-knacks, baskets, prints, art, and soft-goods. - Jun 2019


Pearls and fabrics are amaazing and cheap here. - Jul 2018


There are interesting handicrafts, antiques and artwork, but the only opportunity for shopping are the vendors that the CLO brings into the Embassy each week. Selection and quality are very, very limited. Most embassy staff nowadays will simply never have the opportunity to find or purchase the high-quality items. - Apr 2017


Pearls, artwork, framing, fabrics (especially silk), brass statuary, rickshaws and rickshaw art, custom-made clothing. - Jun 2016


Pearls, tailored clothes, antiques, framing, bone china - May 2016


Antique brass - Jun 2015


Pearls, clothes, sarees, art. - Sep 2014


There are some awesome brass sculptures. - Aug 2014


Lungis. Pearls. Bone china. Bronze cast statutes. - Jul 2014


Pearls, textiles, brass sculptures, rickshaw art, handmade furniture/frames. - Aug 2013


Pearls! Saris! - Apr 2013


Wonderful and affordable pearls, beautiful fabrics, and affordable tailoring. - Aug 2011


Pearls and Bone China are probably the best buys. Also some pretty reasonable deals on brand name clothes that are made here and exported to the U.S. - Jun 2011


Pearls, hand-tailored suits, clothing, and shoes, and elaborate wooden furniture. - Feb 2011


custom-made teak furniture. - Jan 2011


Spices are great. - Jan 2011


Textiles, freshwater pearls, china, getting clothes made, custom-made furniture, picture framing, and tons of local handicrafts. - Oct 2010


There are great deals on export-level clothing and on brass items. - Apr 2010


Pearls, silk, and custom-tailored clothing are my favorites. There is also nice pottery, art, custom-made furniture, and china (many top international brands have factories here, and you can buy the overruns at dirt-cheap prices).Custom framing is a steal. - Oct 2009


Embroidered items, silks, Royal Doulton China (there is a factory here). - Aug 2009


Pearls, rattan and teak furniture, saris, rickshaw art. - Mar 2009


Saraya's Silk Tapestries, Scarfs, Wicker Items, Nok Shikatha. - Nov 2008


Pearls, ratan furniture, silk, brass, embroidery, material, etc. - Mar 2008


Picture framing is fabulous. The local art scene is quite good and many people have gotten fabulous works. Tailor-made clothing, bedspreads made out of saris, pearls, pearls, and more pearls. There's lots to buy here - some great presents can be found. - Feb 2008


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