Discover Handicraft Mauritania

At Nouakchott market, there is a wide range of clothes and other fabrics (Capital, the largest market in town is situated on Kennedy avenue). Across the street, the women's main handicraft shop provides you with many traditional objects which the women make themselves. Behind the fort of the Ksar, pay a visit to the workshop where the Matis rugs are made by hand. South of the Capital market, opposite the Moroccan mosque, make the most of the fresh fruit market. Further south, you might just find the molten glass beads and batik loincloths from Mali that you were looking for. 5 miles from Nouakchott, on the road to Rosso, the jewellers' market offers an exhaustive choice of very fine jewellery sets and you can go and visit the workshops. In Oualata, go to the Women's House to view handmade objects which are made according to ancestral traditions, also try to visit the workshops and the training centre where you can always order an original carpet and have it delivered.

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    Nouakchott, Mauritania

    The city's market with its fabrics and traditional clothing.

    Bruno Perousse
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