Dili - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Some local crafts, not a shopper's paradise. - Aug 2021

No, definitely not a shopping post. There's one small shopping mall in Dili and a handicrafts market on weekends where you can buy local tapestries, jewelry and wooden carvings. Unfortunately, there are no places to buy any kind of good local art. The one artist shop I visited left me aching inside because I had been so spoiled at previous posts by the availability of quality street paintings and there was virtually nothing here. People looking for nice paintings for their homes buy the in Bali. - Sep 2017

Not really. There are some pretty nice local items. - May 2017

Local handicrafts include basket work and other items made from palm fronds, rustic bamboo furniture, local jewelry and traditional textiles 'Tais' which have an important role in local culture. - Sep 2016

Tips to Bali. - Nov 2013

Coffee and some local craft items. - Apr 2013

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