Malawi Shopping

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Malawi Shopping

  • Purchase native arts & craft...

    Actually, it may sometimes be more expensive to purchase local arts & craft from stores than it is to purchase them from street vendors. Wow...there were so many amazing things to shop for...I'm not even sure where to start! Okay, for starters, if you are one for art appreciation and wood carvings...there are a variety of wooden carvings available...

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  • Nali

    "Nali" (Piri Piri Sauce) It´s a quite hot sauce that calls it self "Dynamite - Africas Hottest". nearly nothing

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  • woodcarving malawi

    You will see woodcarvings all over malawi , and i found a concentration of wood carvers aroun dthe foreshores of lake malawi , there works are some of the best ive seen and very reasonably priced , they barter well too.

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  • Textiles!

    The story quilt pictures was not the best i admit, but i was taking a picture of the sign. When I was in Lilongwe The hotel had wonderful folk art quilted tapestries/ story quilts everywhere. I fell compeltely in love with them! The hotel was asking for them at at least 200 dollars. I had trouble finding mine at the market we visited in Malawi,...

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  • Drinks to Get and Drinks to Skip

    Skip the Malawi Gin, it is nice has a distinct flavor but unless you really like gin you wont notice it. Do buy the African Coffee it is amazing it may be instant but it is still some of the best coffee ever! about 10 dollars a bottle

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  • Wood work of Malawi

    You can buy things from the markets in Lilongwe, the wood work and soap stone carvings in particular are well done. Cheif Chairs- a traditional item. These elaborate carvings were designed for the tribes leader. They are distinct and beatiful. They look like they cannot hold anyone, but they can seat a full grown man! TEST YOUR CHAIR! It should be...

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  • Wood Handicrafts

    Inside the Mua Mission, in Mua. The shop is within a conde (traditional Malawi hut) and is run by missionaries. The wooden sculptures are of high quality and are done by local craftmen sponsored by Mission. Wooden crafts: statues, ustensils, large wooden busts etc.. $10 and up

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  • Bao game

    Everybody in Malawi knows how to play this game and its good fun to play it with alocal. Try to win, hehe!Expect to pay about 5 to 10 US $ depending on the design, quality of the wood and your batrgaining skills.

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  • "Malawi Gin" & "Shire" sugar cain liquor

    In nearly all supermarkets around the country! "Malawi Gin" is a very smooth typ of gin with high quality. "Shire" is absolutely brilliant stuff to mix a Caipirina! Only a few dollars

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  • Soapstone a must...

    The markets in the smaller towns and villages have a lot more charm than the ones in the larger cities but all of them sell a wide range of local crafts. They are also very good at haggling, so brush up on your skills if you want a total bargain. There are some beautiful soapstone sculptures and also some great wood carvings. Whatever you think...

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  • "Lake Of Stars" by V. Garland & F....

    Very difficult to find, even in good bookshops! “Lake Of Stars“ by Vera Garland & Frank JohnstonFrank Johnston was based in Malawi for 23 years and put some amazing photos in this excellent book! Get It!

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  • A Guide to Malawi

    Only in the good boockshops in Malawi! "A guide To Malawi" by David Stuart-MoggStuart-Mogg lived and worked in Malawi for four years as a Manager of “Malawi Hotels Group”. If you are interested in some other information besides the LP ones then get this book!

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  • Carvings

    You can buy carvings on street markets or in a few shops in the expensive hotels. There are plenty of wonderful carvings but most famous are the "Chief´s Chairs"! You have to bargain.

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