Mauritania Shopping

  • Mauritanian leatherwork
    Mauritanian leatherwork
    by sachara
  • Shopping
    by Pierangelo
  • Chinquetti, streetstalls with local craft
    Chinquetti, streetstalls with local...
    by sachara

Mauritania Shopping

  • Kiffa beads

    Kiffa in the south of Mauritania is famous for its colourful glass beads, the so-called Kiffa beads. The ancient Kiffa beads can be traced back for almost 1000 years. The "kiffa" process of making beads involved the crushing of glass and mixing it with human saliva for making the core. The core was decorated with crushed glass, painted with a twig...

  • Tidjikja, small shop

    Everywhere in Mauritania you find these tiny shops. They are not more than a few square meters. You can buy here some biscuits, soap and sometimes some drinks.At this shop just opposite our auberge in Tiddjikja two women were making small baskets. They liked to sell some, but I was not a good customer and didn't buy, but promised to tell my...

  • Atar, supermarket

    In Atar and other towns are a lot of epiceries, where you can buy food and drinks. In the epiceries the goods were highly piled up. Sometimes it was a problem, when we needed something from the bottom. To fill up our supplies we had to visit often several shops to collect enough water, softdrinks, biscuits and crackers for the next desert days....

  • Boutique telephone public

    In all towns and villages in Mauritania you can find several shops '' telephone public'' like this one in Chinquetti. I didn't try to make an international call here, but they told me it's possible at most shops.I didn't see any internetcafés in the deserttowns except in Atar. When we came there at the opening time of 6 pm all computers were in...

  • Colourful leatherwork

    The leatherwork in Mauritania is very colourfully decorated. In Chinquetti I found a streetstall with many beautiful leather objects, but also at the campsite in Nouadhibou a vendor came in the morning to offer the traditonal leather cushions, every next day for a lower price. Boxes and bags in all kind of sizes and forms, from camelbags to small...

  • Chinquetti, streetstalls near the old...

    Chinquetti, the Unesco World Heritage Site, is one of the most visited deserttowns in Mauritania. In the sandy street near the old mosque, where most tourists will come to, are some streetstalls with local crafts. It was the only place in Mauritania where I saw this. Colourful scarves, decorated leathergoods like pipes, decorated wooden tent...


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