Swaziland’s craft markets

Swaziland’s handicrafts are renowned, and a market here is the perfect place to stock up on some unique mementos from this remote, beautiful corner of southern Africa. Bowls and masks, their faces intricately and decoratively are worth seeking out. Look out too for batiks, something of a local speciality. But visitors most often come away with Swaziland’s candles. Handmade, colourful and coming in all shapes and sizes (including amazingly detailed ones of African wildlife), they are rightly the pride and joy of artisans here, and a browse around one of the country’s colourful, boisterous markets will see you happily prizing open your wallet in no time.

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