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Utamaduni Craft Centre, Nairobi

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Browse through a variety of African arts and crafts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, a fixed-price mini-shopping center centered on souvenirs. Some 18 shops offer antiques, wood carvings, bronze pieces, various fabrics, beaded glassware, Kenyan kiondo baskets, bags, soapstone, and antique African silver and gold jewelry. Don't miss the Masai design shops, the large array of khangas and kikoys, and crafts made by former street children of Nairobi. Created by Kenya-born British anthropologist Richard Leakey, the center supports various artists all over Kenya and features a tranquil garden serving refreshments and light meals. You can also purchase postcards, Lamu furniture, and African music. Make Utamaduni Craft Centre a centerpiece of your Nairobi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nairobi trip itinerary builder .
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  • Located just off the main road this Craft Centre consists of lots of little shops selling craft souvenirs and Kenyan art, with a local cafe. With free parking we stopped by for coffee and to browse. I...  more »
  • We loved this place... If you're not good at dealing with prices, like me, and you do not like being put under pressure when curious to find gifts.... This is the right place! Fixed prices, no one to be on you, possibility to observe calmly and ask without feeling committed to buy. super! What's more, there are tons of handicrafts from all kinds of wood, stone, beads, antiques, coffee, textiles, baby things, Kazuri pearls. Of everything more! In addition there is a beautiful coffee in the green, where you rest and eat something (very good cooking!)
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