Asuncion - Post Report Question and Answers

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

There are some. There are great wood workers here and I have purchased some of that. - Jan 2021

Nanduti is a stunning "Spiderlace" that is very cheap and can you can buy anywhere but especially Itagua. Aregua for pottery and cheap solid wood furniture, and Luque for the unique filigree jewelry. - Jun 2019

Mostly people will get some leatherwork, nanduti lace, and guampas and bombillas for terere (the tea everyone drinks here). - Aug 2018

We've bought a few things, to include some nanduti lace, and a few knick-knacks and art by local painters. You won't break the bank here. - Jun 2018

Wooden objects, pottery, paintings - May 2016

nanduti- a sort of lace, Palo-Santo wood, ceramics, - Apr 2015

People like the lace (Nanduti), filigree silver jewelry, and other local artisanal crafts. Most of it is not high quality. - Aug 2014

Nanduti, leather, pottery. - Jul 2013

Paraguay has lots of artisans. They do good ñanduti table cloths and clothing and wood carvings of religious figures. - Aug 2011

A truly unique thing to Paraguay is this tea that they drink, I could think of the name if I really think about it, but I am not going to. Anyways, the unique thing is that they carry around a ridiculous tackily-decorated gallon thermos of water to support this tea drinking. I can understand that the tea is good, but dang, drink it and be done with it. No need to carry a gallon refill with you to business meetings, church, and birthday parties! - Jun 2011

A'poi lace/tablecloths. Naduti lace. Hammocks. - Feb 2011

I don't shop much, so can't help here. - Apr 2010

Nanduti Lace, leather goods, hand crafted furniture, pottery. - May 2008

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