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“Love the spirit of this shop!”
Review of Salem's Ethiopia

Salem's Ethiopia
Ranked #2 of 22 Shopping in Addis Ababa
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Owner description: 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.
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 and shares the culture as well as the talents of the artisans. thank you Julie Miller

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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. Prices are higher than the markets and local shops but if you do not like to bargain this place has the advantage of fixed prices. I bought several crosses to give to friends once I take them to be strung on beads from India. You can do many creative things if you have an idea of how you would like to use or transform an object.

Thank kathleenmD7208UE
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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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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Salem has built an experience based on the best of Ethiopian handicrafts. Meet the weavers, the basket makers, the jewelry makers, the knitter at work. Products are first rate.

Thank Lydia3345
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Went here during my lunch break while staying in Addis. It was easy to find, the staff was great, and the amount of stuff was amazing. I highly recommend going to Salem's if you are in Addis.

Thank BenSosnivka
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