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Arts and Handicrafts in Kigali
A wide range of handicrafts are produced in Rwanda, ranging from basketry and traditional woodcarvings to paintings and jewellery. Rwanda’s traditional Agaseke baskets have become famous around the world. You will find a good selection of painted and handcrafted artefacts in craft villages, shop and art galleries around Kigali.
Caplaki Handicrafts Co-operative, is a charming craft market situated near the Cercle Sportiff, is a great craft market with 30 craft stalls making and selling handicrafts.
Handicrafted souvenirs such as Imigingo paintings, Agaseke Baskets, handmade jewellery, woodcarvings and more, at shops like Africa Gift Corner, Mode Savane, Azizi Life Boutique, Amahoro Ava Hejura, COOTRAC, Rwanda Nziza, Gahaya Links Gifted Hands, to name but a few. Ibaba Rwanda are worth the visit for their beautiful embroidered work, Umatako Iwako Co-operative makes unique handicrafted furniture and sells crafts.
Kigali has a vibrant art community with several excellent places to view and purchase contemporaey artwork in Kigali are, Inema Art Centre, Inganzo Gallery, Ivuka Arts Gallery , Yego Arts Gallery and Uburanga Art Studio.
Kigali has got three districts, Gasabo, Kicukiro,, both mainly residential and Nyarugenge which is a commercial hub.
The name Kigali means ”large” it got its name from Mt Kigali which has an elevation of 1850m and the highest in the area.
Kigali is a greenest, safest and cleanest city in the region, surrounded by many trees and hills.Kigali enjoys a moderate climate despite its tropiocal location.
Centrally located in Rwanda. Kigali is a convenient location to access all tourism sites and provinces.