"Handicrafts" Top 5 Page for this destination New Caledonia Shopping Tip by hunwagner

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Souvenir shops in Noumea usually sell stuff mass-produced in Asia or Fiji.

The Kanaks do produce some interesting items themselves, but telling it apart from the copies made elsewhere can be a challenge.

As usual, the best way to do it is to buy at the source. The honesty stalls found along the main roads of North-East Grande Terre often sell local crafts for very reasonable prices.
Expect to find soap-stone and woodcarvings, and basketware.

Theme: Local Craft

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  • Written Jul 10, 2006
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