Shopping for Crafts in Ethiopia

The shops listed below carry products from artisan groups associated with the Roots of Ethiopia brand.

Shopping in Addis Ababa

Designers & Artisans Bazaar
Location: Tropical Gardens, turn left while heading southeast on Bole Road right before Ethio-China Road
Contact: +251 911 743 940

The Designers and Artisans Bazaar offers a vast range of unique MADE IN ETHIOPIA art and craft work from more than a hundred different artists and producer groups. This is the place for visitors looking for quality and originality. The bazaar is held in the Floral Tropical Gardens near Central Park (Peacock Park) in Bole twice a year in May and November.

Salem's Design
Location: Turn right when headed southeast on Bole Medhane Alem Street between Sami Kifto and City of Refuge Church (formerly You Go City Church). (Bole Medhane Street is also known as Tele Bole and marked as Cameroon Street on maps). Bole Medhane Alem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact: + 251 911 645 619

Salem's Design provides traditional cultural shopping experience with contemporary, creative designs. The store offers textiles (woven and knit), jewelry, woven baskets, embroidery and much more. A great place to find gifts for everyone.

Location: in Mekannisa, behind Salem Nurses College
Contact: +251 113 215 112 / 3 or +251 911 217 948

Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces hand woven textiles to wear- such as scarves and shawls as well as fine textiles for your home such as cushions, throws, blankets, tablecloths and placemats. They buy local Eri silk cocoons from small farmers, spin the silk and cotton, dye it and then hand weave the locally-sourced thread into beautiful textiles. Buying a Sabahar product means you support a truly Ethiopian product, cared for by skilled artisans at each stage of the process.

Sammy Export
Location: Negist Ethiopia on the way to ICS and Golf Club
Contact: +251 911 208 405, +251 113 728 080 or +251 115 539 775

Sammy Handmade creates fresh and contemporary pieces with the dual aim of preserving the country's long history of weaving, while infusing the tradition with new inspirations. Each product is hand-woven, dyed, and embroidered by skilled artisans, ensuring integrity, beauty, and uniqueness. Sammy aims to showcase stylish products that are created with care in a manner that improves the lives of the artisans we employ. Their mission includes empowering and employing marginalized groups while ensuring quality products.

Shopping in Our Destinations

Central Rift Valley

  • Ziway Tourism Information Center and Ticket Office
  • Tulu Gudo Tourism Cooperative Community Restaurant
  • Hara Denbel Hand Craft Association Workshop in Bochessa near the Farmers Training Center
  • Bishangari Lodge
  • Lephis Artisans Workshop near Lephis main market
  • Kelo Gift Shop located on the road to the former Langano Bekele Mola Hotel off of the Muyale Highway

Southern Rift Valley

  • Komaya Heart of Konso Cultural Handcraft Market
  • Kanta Lodge in Konso
  • Gamo Andenet Shemanewoch Primary Society Retail Store in Hawassa 
  • Dorze Chencha Tourism Information Center
  • Bale Mountains National Park Area
  • Baree Women's Handcraft Association
  • Bale Art Gallery
  • Guassa Community Conservation Area Lodge 


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