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Salem's Ethiopia

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Great place to stop at in Addis Ababa for shopping locally made Ethiopian handicrafts

Salem's Ethiopia is one of the best spots to stop at in Addis Ababa if you are looking for truly... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
mulukeng2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Great Place to buy crafts made on site

Every time we visit Addis Ababa, we visit Salem's. It is located in Bole, near the airport, and is... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
DavidGunn1
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Edmonton, Canada
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Salem's produces authentic Ethiopian handcrafts for personal and home accessories. Our main objective is to deliver quality designs that highlight the rich culture of handcrafts in Ethiopia while empowering Ethiopian craftspeople. In addition to...more
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Off Menhame Allem | PO Box 100968, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Salem's Ethiopia is one of the best spots to stop at in Addis Ababa if you are looking for truly Ethiopian, quality handmade cotton, and leather products among a number of beautiful they have for sale. It is near Bole Medhane Alem Church. Prices are...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Every time we visit Addis Ababa, we visit Salem's. It is located in Bole, near the airport, and is an artistic oasis in a large busy city. The quality of goods is excellent and it is worth a visit as the proceeds go to the...More

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you very much for the review. We thrive with your encouragements and the business you give us.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

This small hidden gem is a great place to buy baskets, woven goods, jewelry, and much more. Watch the ladies make baskets, the men are weaving, the guard is drying the materials in the sun, and more. Some items seem over-priced, but when compared to...More

2  Thank DrMarkES
Reviewed July 23, 2018

By entering Salem's courtyard one may feel a calm aura, mixed with some sort of magic. In this garden-like grounds there are a variety of glas pavilions where crafts-men and women, all very focused, are producing all kind of beautiful handicrafts. There is indeed a...More

1  Thank Martin Z
Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Dear Martin, Thank you for visiting us and your positive feed back. Such visits and comments helps us to thrive and to improve on our daily process. We would love to see you again, Best

Reviewed March 12, 2018

On a transit through Addis Ababa, I decided to take a day room at the Hotel Lobelia about eight minutes drive from the airport -- and discovered Salem's just around the corner from the hotel. If you like cotton weaving, quality basketware or silversmiths, this...More

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thank you so very much. We appreciated your visit and we are happy you found us. I hope your friends and family love your gifts from ethiopia. All the best Salem

Reviewed February 20, 2018

We stopped here on a Saturday morning for Ethiopian coffee and actually a work meeting in this quiet spot. We sat in shade next to the wonderfully smelling Ethiopian coffee set up with roasting beans and herbs. Also shopped for magnificent leather bags and scarves.

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your feed back. We appreciate it. You are always welcome. In fact you could even give us a call ahead of time so we can prepare more coffee for you and your group. All the best.

Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Salem’s is a little off the beaten path and worth a visit. The displays highlight their weaved goods and you can watch many of the scarves being made. The store offers a variety of handicrafts, clothing, art, jewelry and home goods. Prices were reasonable for...More

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Dear Love DCA Thank you for your review.

Reviewed October 9, 2017

Very nice selection of handicrafts. High quality artisan made ranging from textiles to jewelry to small clay works and large baskets. Didn't feel comfortable taking photos of the artists working behind glass doors but it was quite amazing to see the crafts being made right...More

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Dear Mia, Thank you for the visit to our shop and your review. We truly appreciate it. Taking pictures of the artisans is absolutely ok. They understand that it will only be for your personal use and next time you visit, please feel free to...More

Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

I would give this shop/workshop no less than 5 stars. I loved everything on the shelfs, and was hard to get me out. Beautiful work, lovely people, and fair trade. Should be on the top of “ where to go” list in Addis.

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Dear Greenrosseta, Thank you for visiting our shop and giving us an opportunity to serve you. We feel encouraged and are very grateful for such visits and feed backs. Wish you all the best. Salem

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We had a very Interesting shopping experience at Salems Ethiopia. They have different fabrics for scarf and handcrafts. It's also great to see how things work in the shop. Moreover the shop employ mainly women to support them and their family.

Thank etsehiwote
Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thank you for visiting our place Etsehiwot. We appreciate your comments and of course the business you gave us. All the best. Salem

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tropicalli52
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Response from etsehiwote | Reviewed this property |
It is literally 5 min drive or 10 min walk but I recommend Taxi. Pay 100 for going there and return to the airport if you don’t plan anywhere to go
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RekhaT85
October 18, 2017|
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Response from Salem K | Property representative |
Jewelry prices vary so much as we have a good variety. As an example though, Rings made of brass can be as low as 150 ETb while silver could go up to 1000 ETB. Home goods also vary...as we have baskets large and small and... More
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