Over here you can find several woodcarvers with there shops.
This is shopper’s paradise, believe me.
Shopping over here is a sport at its own, don’t pay the prize they’ll ask.
And let the game begin,……
The cooperative is a huge warehouse like building. Inside independent weavers work their looms and display their cloth on the walls. Tourists can bargain with the weavers for various pieces of genuine Kente cloth.
What to buy: You should know that Kente cloth is a product of the Asante culture that thrived in western Africa for centuries. Certain patterns are only worn by royalty. Only men are permitted to weave Kente cloth.
You will find yourself surrounded on the walk to and from the cooperative by boys hawking small kente purses, bookmarks and such. Some of these kids are learning to weave and these are their initial efforts.
What to pay: Much less than you would pay in the United States. Some large pieces ran around $35 to $50 US
well you can shop at different locations in ghana depending on what you want to buy.when you are after art and craft and antiques you can get it at the art centre situated in accra.if you want to buy clothes and other materials like jewellery,food, cosmetics etc you can get it at the makola market and at all this places you can bargain for the prices.you can start from half of what they call for you.
What to buy: in ghana the special items to shop for are the paintings, crafts and clothings.
What to pay: you can spen as much as you want to depending on what you want to buy.
What to buy:
Animal art, masks, wooden statues, batiks, local cloths, jewels and much more....
You can find it all in Ghana.
In the big cities, at the coastline, in the national parks and near the tourist attractions you can always find art shops or local artists selling their items.
What to buy:
Did you know that Ghana was an exporter of Shea Nut? (Beurre de karite)
This miracle product enters in the composition of lots of European products, main one is Chocolat.
However, Shea nut has also great qualities for skin maintenance:
for pregnant women: prevent from skin scratches and skin distorsions of the belly and breast.
For the face: prevents and cures age signs: all big companies mix shea butter with perfumes, making 1000% of profit and sell that in small boxes. In fact, the main component is often shea butter.
What to pay: 5000 cedis for a bowl in the market
At the Centre of National Culture also known as Arts Centre in Accra you find hundreds of stalls and small shops, which sell all kind of artisan goods from all over the country.
You can find wooden carvings, masks, beads, brass work, leather work, cloth, drums, but also African music and paintings, made by local artists.
Louis a rasta-boy I met at Akuma Village invited me in his Powerful Drums (work)shop. He and his friends showed me all kind of drums and other music instruments, especially by playing them.
At the Accra Craft Market you can buy a lot of nice, typically Ghanaian things. It is not a tourist trap, and a really good experience to go there!
What to buy: Kente cloth is an absolute must - it took me hours to make my choice of pattern and colours!
What to pay: Bargaining is the order of the day ...
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What to buy: Extreemley nice propietor good selection of local woven clothing
What to pay: 10$-20$
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