The Retail Shop

Basketry

The most famous of all the craft products of Botswana is the basket. As an intergral part of the Botswana agricultural culture, baskets have been made and used traditionally for thousands of years.

 Closed baskets with lids are used for storing grain, seeds, and sometimes sorghum beer. Large, open bowl shaped baskets are used by the women for carrying items on their heads and for winnowing grain after it has been threshed. Smaller, plate shaped baskets are used for winnowing grain after it has been pounded. 

Pottery

Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions.  Made by forming a ceramic (often clay) body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape. A clay body can be decorated before or after firing. 

Carpentry

 We also have a very large selection of wooden carvings; including items such as African-inspired walking sticks, decorative carvings, napkin holders and much more! 

Clothes, Caps, Aprons etc.

From oven mits to T-shirts, our retail shop has a huge selection of African-inspired clothing items 

Music

We have a massive collection of local and African music including the works of arists such as Hugh Masekela, Franco, Jimmy Dludlu, Dramaboi, Yaw Bannerman, Han C and many more!  

Our online catalog is currently very small but growing. 


To purchase any item, please send us an e-mail quoting the item reference number. Prices exclude shipping. Delivery takes one to two weeks.  


To process payment we need visa / mastercard details, the 3 digit cvc number on the reverse of the card, and a telephone number for the courier company to reach you. This information can either be emailed to us, or faxed to (+267) 3922689.


You can e-mail Botswanacraft from the tab below or - sales@botswanacraft.bw 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Botswanacraft

Plot 20716, Magochanyama Road, off Western Bypass, Block 3 Gaborone

tel (+267) 392 2487
fax (+267) 3922689

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