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A place where you can Buy varieties of Belts and also you can have gold ornaments

I bought Crocodile Belt here. Yesterday(17.10.2017) I went along with my friend here to buy... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2017
Suresh B
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Bamako, Mali
Good place for buying souvenirs

Once you pass through a very hectic fruit and witch craft market, you will enter artisan market. It... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Grasshopper1976
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Belgrade, Serbia
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18 Oct 2017
“A place where you can Buy varieties of Belts and also you can have gold ornaments”
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

I bought Crocodile Belt here. Yesterday(17.10.2017) I went along with my friend here to buy Crocodile Belts and Money Purse for my friend. There are many shops for choosing varieties of good belts and purses to purchase

1  Thank Suresh B
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I visited there and it was very interesting. It was very foul smelling. I couldn't stand the smell of the drying animal skins for leather. They make everything and anything you could imagine. From shoes to jewelry. Just shop around and bargain with them.

1  Thank Traveling_addiction
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Once you pass through a very hectic fruit and witch craft market, you will enter artisan market. It is very nice to see artisans working their trade. I bought leather belts from the guy who is making them while haggling with me. Usually, it takes...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2016

Is the best place to buy souvenirs, but attention: 1. don't go without a trustful local 2. usually if you have white skin they will tell you minimum 2 times the real price. So, always negotiate hard. 3. very crowd place (depends also by hour)

1  Thank Stefan B
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I walked between little shops where I saw artisans working on their crafts such is leather or metalworks. Very nice feeling to see all that art in making but do be aware of thieves and beggars. Of course, nowadays, security overall is important.

2  Thank Grasshopper1976
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

So much variety of African items. A piece of advice, be ready to bargain and never pay the first price the vendors give you. It's unorganized just like the entire city of Bamako but make an afternoon of it and you'll definitely find what you're...More

5  Thank jdtcnman
Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was looking to buy some Dogon masks, wood sculptures, leather stuff and mudcloth bags-in short one piece each of all Malian handicrafts. The shops in the city sell at prices which are fine, but if you want to buy more than a couple of...More

8  Thank agmathew
Reviewed November 11, 2011

We were recently in Bamako on our way to Segou, Djenne, Dogon Country, Mopti and TB2. The market was very crowded and very hot. I liked the markets in Djenne and various other villages much better. Guess it is worth a look but that is...More

3  Thank Micheljane
Reviewed November 6, 2011

The most interesting place there is a fetish market (though there're just several spots). You will never find so many attributes for black and white magic elsewhere in the world! Monkey heads, crocodile heads, dog legs, lion urine, donkey ears, horns, dead parrots, bats, horse...More

6  Thank Inga19b
Reviewed March 2, 2010

I went here for the first time in Dec 09 and had a really nice experience. It's well organized, the shops are easy to walk through and the quality looked nice, especially for bags and shoes. Of course you're going to pay more here, but...More

1  Thank AmaAriane
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