Freetown - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Not really. You can buy a lot of great fabric and some crafts, but I would not say it is a shopping post. - Jan 2022

Not sure yet. So far we have found good fabrics, some wood carvings, and Shea butter. - Sep 2021

No. When you think it is "african" it is likely made in China, even the fabrics that appear very local. Shea butter is good though, we buy that. - May 2018

Not really. Some fabric but be careful it isn't just reprints made in China. - Sep 2017

Local cloth is beautiful but the quality of dressmakers varies widely. - Sep 2014

Very little, but if you've never been to Africa you can get some carvings, regional tribal stuff, and a few other items. - Jun 2014

Wood carving and local dress. - Sep 2010

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