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Mwenge Woodcarvers Market

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Mwenge Woodcarvers Market

94 Reviews
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A tour of Dar es Salaam will take you to the National Museum, Village Museum, Mwenge Carvings Market, Tingatinga art Gallery, Slipway Shopping Centre, The Fish Market, City Centre, Historical Building and many other Sites.<br>The name Dar es Salaam means "the house of peace" formerly Mzizima. It is an enticing mix of sight seeing, shopping and entertainment, the largest city in Tanzania reflects a fascinating blend of its rich historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present. The name was given by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar when he decided to use the harbor city as a port and trade centre in between 1858 and 1862. Since then the town has flourished and is now the commercial hub of the country with high population, important economic centre and one of the fastest growing cities in Tanzania &amp; most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film, television and a leading financial centre it is also the largest and most populous Swahili-speaking city in the world.
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blackcat55 wrote a review Dec 2019
Ankara50 contributions15 helpful votes
It is a handicraft market to find everything.You have to negotiate very tough for the prices to go almost 70% lower. Inviting vendors are really boring but you can find really good original African masks at very reasonable prices.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Siza M wrote a review Oct 2019
Cape Town, South Africa48 contributions25 helpful votes
I was lucky that at the first stall I visited along the main road, the seller (a young man that spoke English) assisted with navigating the stalls for the items I was looking for and at the best prizes. I felt safe despite being a solo female traveller Loved the bead bangles made by the Masai ladies
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Date of experience: January 2019
mandyt20192019 wrote a review Oct 2019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania11 contributions
Its a good place to buy or access cultural material from Tanzanian artists. The have a way of crafting the woods and beads to represent certain story or attach them to several this like watches, bracelets, cotton material, vikoi etc
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Date of experience: July 2019
Abdulla Msabaha wrote a review Sep 2019
Mbeya, Tanzania62 contributions17 helpful votes
here you get to see so many products which are hand made by the sellers there are painters,sandals makers,bracelet makers and so much more,the part i love most about this place there are so many women whom are entrepreneurs.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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maryathewanderer wrote a review Sep 2019
37 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is considerably more expensive than Tingatinga or Slipway market, but the stuff is pretty much the same, with minor variations in size and types of animals. Plus, someone tried to sell us some shady tanzanite for $2000 (!!!), no joke. The “tanzanite bag” was pulled out of some secret pocket of some inconspicuous bagpack, and practically shoved into my face. For 2000 U.S. Dollars. I seriously doubt those were even close to being real stones. I went there during the day with a group of 5 people, we were the only customers, it was really hard to get out because the shoppers were extremely insistent and aggressive. Speaking some Kiswahili helps, but the so-called “mzungu tax” (price increase for foreigners) is a bit excessive.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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