Yemen Tour Guide: Shopping

Yemen Tour Guide: Shopping Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

Nowhere in the Yemen can be described as a shoppers' paradise although, for those looking for unusual souvenir gifts, local craft goods are sometimes available.

Yemeni silverware can be found in Sana'a and Ta'izz -- some genuinely old, some specially made to look old. Curved tribesmen's daggers or jambiyas are often to be found for sale; some are relatively cheap, but others, with more ornate silver and gold decoration or handles made from rare rhinoceros horn, are much more expensive. Conservationists may be unwilling to make such a purchase, however.

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