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You can find many high-quality handcrafted products such as embroidered tablecloths and blouses, silk weaving, cabinet making and marquetry, sculpted wood, leather craftsmanship, zebu-horn jewels, paper decorated with dried flowers, mohair carpets and miniature waste-material cars and planes. Minerals are chiselled for the famous solitaire game set. Products sent to shops and the three crafts markets of Tananarive come from the four corners of the island: Andravohangy (highly visited on Wednesday), Route-Digue, and 67 Hectares (where there are only chic products). Prices drop quite easily. Get green and black peppers, curry spices, vanilla, old rum and duck foie gras from the market. The law bans the exportation of crocodile-skin objects (except those sold with a farming certificate), some plants and all inherited objects (antiques, funeral carvings, aepyornis eggs). Shops open from Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm.