Shopping in Sudan

Shopping in Sudan Last updated on Saturday 24th April 2010

Weaponry, such as daggers and swords in leather sheaths, can be unearthed in the markets of Sudanese towns. Some local men still wear these as part of everyday attire, but this is becoming an increasingly rare sight. As an exotic souvenir, however, these weapons are an interesting purchase.

Ebony carvings are for sale in the souq's at Omdurman and Khartoum, as well as gold jewelry. In the western region, in and around the town of Mellit, shoppers can find attractive carpets and some beautiful pottery.

Those interested in world wildlife and ecology will do best to avoid such purchases as ivory goods, stuffed crocodiles and purses made from crocodile skin. Animals are being massacred in large numbers to provide these goods, and they are on sale throughout the Sudan and in other parts of Africa.

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