Green Market: Products you won't find anywhere else
If green market is situated in Old City is has some different soul than others markets. It is small but well supplied. Olive oil is very natural. "Torotan" cheese is something special. Two months prepared sheep cheese is excellent with home-made wine. I will write about this cheese on my Trebinje page ?cause it is originally from Eastern Herzegovina. Grapes, oranges, lemons, figs, pomegranates? are just gathered from the gardens. And, of course, home-made "lozovaca", grape brandy.
Local crafts 1
In some shops, you can buy old traditional things such as sheppard's bags, tablecloths, flutes... Because the most of the tourists are SFOR soldiers there are some wood maps of Bosnia and Herzegovina, symbols with B&H and flags with SFOR members. Also, you can buy prospects, books and maps of Mostar in several languages.
Carpet Galery: Carpets
Oriental carpets is one of the things you can buy it here. Next to the Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s mosque, there is very nice carpet gallery. Most of them are small and you can easily take it with you. They are with oriental motives.
Kujundziluk Street: Handmade tablecloths
I saw a lady making tablecloths on the street. On the very beginning of Kujundziluk coming from north. Sitting in the sunny day, she was making them and sell them in her small "shop". It is some traditional crochet tablecloths with some traditional motives.
Kujundziluk Street: Stone path to Turkish delights
Here's a wide shot of Kujundziluk street. As you walk along this stretch you are surrounded by stone. The street below your feet and the walls surrounding you all are made of ancient, cold stone.
Many of the shops along the street are run by local artisans that sell objects ranging from rugs to copperworks to jewelry and paintings. It's a shopper's delight (even if you're not Turkish).
Kujundziluk Street: Turkish Bazaar
There is a street on the eastern edge of the Neretva River that runs downhill toward the Old Bridge that reminds me of another time. Walking here, I felt like the clock had rolled back 50 or maybe a hundred years and the shops that line the street are very interesting for browsing. You'll find local handicrafts and tourisy items as well.
Decorative Plates, Turkish Tea Sets, etc.: If you want something native to the area....
Souvenir shops in the Old Town by the Old Bridge...they sell jewelry, plates, tea sets, metal art pieces, military memorabilia
What to buy: Keep in mind that if you're looking for items from or made in Mostar or Bosnia & Herzegovina, then to ask the shopkeeper. One of them told me that the beautiful plates they sell come from Turkey...hehe....so even though Mostar was heavily influenced by the Turks in the past, some of these items are still bought from Turkey and sold in Mostar. So maybe you will think twice about that if origin is important to you...
What to pay: I bought a 4 person silver tea set for 15 Euros. Prices seemed cheap. For 20-40 Euros you can definitely buy some upper end items.
main street: Traditional shoes (Chariks)
These traditional shoes can be a good gift from Mostar and B&H. I bought for my daughter and she loved. I know they look uncomfortable but indeed they are really good :)
main street at Mostar: traditional wooden doors
The traditional Ottoman doors are very popular in local art. You can see various types of those doors in the shpos of Mostar.
atelier "Ekra": Paintings and More
This was one of our favorite shops . The owner is an interesting older man who is academic painter. His paintings are quite good with motifs of the Old bridge.
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Mirela's hairdresser shop - Wella: Mirela's hairdresser shop
Mirela is a very good hairdresser, can speak English and friendly. I highly recommend her to anyone!
These are everywhere...and they're cute to put around the house or just to buy for someone as a gift.