Asmara - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Paintings, mostly, but again, be prepared for sticker shock. - Apr 2021

There is great artwork, but it's pricey compared to other places I've been ($200+ for a painting.) - Dec 2019

Not so much, although there are some very talented painters and artists. Art buyers will find things to appreciate. Some people buy the colorfully embroidered women's traditional dress. - Feb 2019

Not really. There is a guy by the cathedral who sells “old Italian coins,” and a souvenir shop near Expo circle with some handicrafts. - Sep 2018

No. - Dec 2016

Locally-made baskets. - Aug 2007

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