The best crafts and arts stores in Nairobi are your solution to home decoration woes. I understand that creating craft pieces may be beyond your measure. However, I have done my research to help find your ideal crafts and arts in Nairobi.
Utamaduni is a huge crafts emporium, with several separate units selling all types of superb African artworks, plus souvenirs. It is located along Bogani East Road, Karen, near the Giraffe Centre.
Souk is one of the best craft shops in Nairobi that offers one of the Kenya’s most shrewd shopping experiences. Located along Dagoretti Road, Souk houses Kenya’s most creative photographers, artists, high-quality artisans and leatherworkers under one roof.
Located at Sarit Centre, Westlands, Banana Box provides contemporary uses for customary objects. It has some of the best handicrafts chain of stores around the city, with an upmarket experience but fair prices.
Spinners has some appealing art and craft collections including ceramics, wall-hangings, carpets, clothing, baskets, wooden bowls and much more. Located at Getathuru Gardens, off Peponi Road, Spring Valley it displays goods, as they would appear in a Western living space.
The busy, well-known Maasai Market is an open-air market and shifts its location depending on the day of the week. Maasai Market is among the best crafts and arts stores in Nairobi. The artisans at Maasai Market have perfect their art to pick on modern trends to offer tablecloths, spoons, wall-hangings, sandals and a huge selection of unique gifts.
As per the time I am writing this, it is usually located in Yaya centre, Hurlingham during weekdays and High Court parking in the city centre during the weekends. I say this because it has shifted locations over the years.
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Undugu Craft Shop
This non-profit organization supports community projects in Nairobi city. Undugu Craft Shop is located at Woodvale Grove, Westlands. When you visit the shop, you will find crafts such as soapstone, woodcarvings, fair-trade food and basketwork products.
The ground floor of the Hilton Hotel hosts the Hilton Arcade and hear you will find two curio shops. Each shop is unique in it’s own way and one of the most fairly priced curio shops in the city. It is located along Mama Ngina Street.
There is the list of the best crafts and arts stores in Nairobi. Happy shopping.