The Craft Shop

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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. 

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Pottery

Pottery is one of the oldest African crafts.  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. 

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Carpentry

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

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Clothes, Caps, Aprons etc.

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

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Music

Our craft shop also includes a 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 small but growing. 


If you are interest in purchasing any item, please send us an e-mail quoting the item reference number and we can provide an up-to-date pdf of available stock. Prices exclude shipping. Delivery takes one to two weeks depending on the shipping method. 


Use the tab below to send an email to sales@botswanacraft.bw and request a quotation

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

Hours

Open today

08:00 am – 06:00 pm

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