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Salem's Ethiopia

Off Menhame Allem | PO Box 100968, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 91 152 9682
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Great last minute gifts near the airport

On a transit through Addis Ababa, I decided to take a day room at the Hotel Lobelia about eight... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
GJNOttawa
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Ottawa
Quiet spot to shop and relax

We stopped here on a Saturday morning for Ethiopian coffee and actually a work meeting in this... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Trekandmore
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Salem's produces authentic Ethiopian handcrafts for personal and home accessories. Our main objective is to deliver quality designs that highlight the rich culture of handcrafts in Ethiopia while empowering Ethiopian craftspeople. In addition to producing on site, we also stock handcrafted items from other artisan groups. One of Salem's core values is committment to giving a fair return to all employees and co-op partners.
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Off Menhame Allem | PO Box 100968, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

On a transit through Addis Ababa, I decided to take a day room at the Hotel Lobelia about eight minutes drive from the airport -- and discovered Salem's just around the corner from the hotel. If you like cotton weaving, quality basketware or silversmiths, this...More

1  Thank GJNOttawa
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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you so very much. We appreciated your visit and we are happy you found us. I hope your friends and family love your gifts from ethiopia. All the best Salem

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We stopped here on a Saturday morning for Ethiopian coffee and actually a work meeting in this quiet spot. We sat in shade next to the wonderfully smelling Ethiopian coffee set up with roasting beans and herbs. Also shopped for magnificent leather bags and scarves.

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your feed back. We appreciate it. You are always welcome. In fact you could even give us a call ahead of time so we can prepare more coffee for you and your group. All the best.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Salem’s is a little off the beaten path and worth a visit. The displays highlight their weaved goods and you can watch many of the scarves being made. The store offers a variety of handicrafts, clothing, art, jewelry and home goods. Prices were reasonable for...More

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Dear Love DCA Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very nice selection of handicrafts. High quality artisan made ranging from textiles to jewelry to small clay works and large baskets. Didn't feel comfortable taking photos of the artists working behind glass doors but it was quite amazing to see the crafts being made right...More

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear Mia, Thank you for the visit to our shop and your review. We truly appreciate it. Taking pictures of the artisans is absolutely ok. They understand that it will only be for your personal use and next time you visit, please feel free to...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I would give this shop/workshop no less than 5 stars. I loved everything on the shelfs, and was hard to get me out. Beautiful work, lovely people, and fair trade. Should be on the top of “ where to go” list in Addis.

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Greenrosseta, Thank you for visiting our shop and giving us an opportunity to serve you. We feel encouraged and are very grateful for such visits and feed backs. Wish you all the best. Salem

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a very Interesting shopping experience at Salems Ethiopia. They have different fabrics for scarf and handcrafts. It's also great to see how things work in the shop. Moreover the shop employ mainly women to support them and their family.

Thank Etsehiwot E
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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for visiting our place Etsehiwot. We appreciate your comments and of course the business you gave us. All the best. Salem

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

such a beautiful spot. you see weaving, sewing, basket and jewellery making. Salem is a gentle unpretentious and gracious lady who had a vision for employing local people and now exports world wide. the prices are very reasonable. my husband had a white cotton shirt...More

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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear RichardDenise, How grateful we are for your visit. We too love the white cotton shirts. We hope to make more styles in the same material. The business we are afforded by such visits will ensure not only that our artisans are paid but also...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

I recently visited Salem's shop with 11 TCU students and they all said it was a highlight of their trip. They loved visiting with Salem and Abraham and were so thankful for the sustainability it brings to so many women. The products are all beautiful...More

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Salem's offers a variety of local items including, jewelry, handloom vanery and carvings. The shop is composed of several pleasant rooms around an open courtyard- perhaps a traditional house at one time. There are many unique items created for shoppers , in particular the jewelry....More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a good shopping experience and also enjoyed seeing how the products are being produced there.

Thank Tom P
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Salem K, Manager at Salem's Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for visiting our place. We appreciate all the encouragement and of course the business you have provided.

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tropicalli52
18 January 2018|
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Response from Etsehiwot E | Reviewed this property |
It is literally 5 min drive or 10 min walk but I recommend Taxi. Pay 100 for going there and return to the airport if you don’t plan anywhere to go
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Rekha T
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Response from Salem K | Property representative |
Jewelry prices vary so much as we have a good variety. As an example though, Rings made of brass can be as low as 150 ETb while silver could go up to 1000 ETB. Home goods also vary...as we have baskets large and small and... More
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