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Salem's Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Craftmanship

To see the Ethiopian people making crafts and art similar to their ancestors is quite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perry W
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Wayne, Michigan
Something for everyone

Nice crafts for nice prices! A great variety of high quality products. Perfect for me and also as... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2019
Flowras
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Brussels, Belgium
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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 4 weeks ago

To see the Ethiopian people making crafts and art similar to their ancestors is quite amazing. Pricing is fair for the quality of work and everything from jewelry to yarn and pottery.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Perry W
Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our mission is to highlight the unique craftsmanship...as you said..while creating a steady income for the artisans. Hope you enjoy the items you have purchased. Best wishes.

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Nice crafts for nice prices! A great variety of high quality products. Perfect for me and also as gifts from Ethiopia for my family 💛

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Flowras
Salem K, General Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Dear Flora, Thank you for your comments and review. Tucked away in a crowded neighborhood, reviews and comments on trip advisor help us a lot. Hope you enjoy your products.

Reviewed January 12, 2019

Clearly geared to tourists, but very interesting nonetheless. A couple of small stores with fabric made on the premises (you can see the weavers with their looms), jewelry, scarves, table cloths, ceramics and lovely baskets. I dare you to go and not purchase anything! The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracy K
Salem K, General Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Dear Tracy, Thank you for your reviews and comments. We truly appreciate it. We are working on our customer service. Our employees are not comfortable with the English Language which makes them come across as a bit timid. Thank you again.

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DavidGunn1
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Salem K, General Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Dear Dr. Mark, Thank you for your review and comments on Trip Advisor. We appreciate all the publicity we can get. We believe our artisans are empowered by the simple fact that their products are selling on their own merit of being good. They do...More

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

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tropicalli52
January 18, 2018|
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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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