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From Malta, you can bring back bobbin or crocheted lace, a tradition dating back to the 17th century. The most common design is definitely the eight-spiked Cross of Malta. You can visit the two weaving factories to discover their wide range of designs. Woolen fabrics in the form of pullovers and scarves, often white in colour, are also good souvenirs. Blown glass is also a speciality of the island; the most renowned workshops are located in the village of Ta'Qali, north of Rabat. Filigree gold or silver work (9, 15 and 18 carats) produces splendid jewels at very attractive prices. Shops are open from 9:00am to 12:00pm and from 2:00pm to 7:00pm from Monday to Saturday.