Estonian Handicraft House

Estonian Handicraft House, Tallinn: Address, Phone Number, Estonian Handicraft House Reviews: 4/5

Estonian Handicraft House
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The Estonian Handicraft House is the place to buy authentic Estonian handicrafts. Here folk traditions exist alongside the contemporary. The works of the best craftspeople are represented – a wide selection of textiles from natural materials, as well as wooden, metal and ceramic items. The Handicraft House also includes a Folk Art Gallery, where revolving exhibitions and master classes are held. In addition, there is a Folk Costume Room, Silk Room and Riina Tomberg’s Workshop.
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
May 2022
Handembroidered slippers, finely knitted gloves, items in striped woollen folkcostume fabric have been sold in this shop for decades. It is good to see that the tradition can still be kept alive with tourists favouring original items. The new dress and jacket models have a more Scandinavian look with finely executed felt and crochet jewellery.
Written 7 May 2022
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TopShop9999
London, UK45 contributions
Sep 2019
We spent a few interesting days in Tallinn, which is a great old town, and were looking for some gits to take back home. This place looked interesting, and had some really nice things on display, including some traditional Estonian embroidered dresses, and blouses. Unfortunately the sales assistant, despite speaking excellent English, was quite astonishingly impolite and unhelpful, and had no interest at all in selling us anything!! When I asked if the items that I was interested in were actually for sale, she just grunted at me, and muttered 'exhibition' and then turned her back!! Anyway, after scratching our heads about this for a bit, we went downstairs, and found another assistant who was actually interested in making a sale, so we bought a few bits and pieces, and were quite happy with them. All up it was a very strange shopping experience.
Written 23 September 2019
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Promoting handicrafts based on traditional models the three shops in Old Town sell textiles made by several people. Flower embroidery is sewn by hand in wool on slippers, gloves and purses in the same fashion as during the Soviet era, when they were one of the few souvenirs the Finnish tourists could buy. Now changes can be made to please the customers, the small striped bags are made of a lighter fabric, cotton than the original wool used for the heavy skirts of the national costume. Multicoloured sweaters are knitted in new colour combinations using the historical Estonian motives.
Written 31 March 2019
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momof4boys2016
Minneapolis, MN59 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Anytime that I travel, I always seek the store that has the items made there. I was so fortunate to come across the Estonian Handicraft House, located right in Old Town Tallinn, not far from the town square. It will be easy to find as it is on well-traveled Pikk Street and there is a gold circle sign that says "Eesti Kasitoo" above the door. On the windows, in English it reads, "Estonian Handicraft House" so you know you've arrived. What a feast for the eyes when you enter! Here's what you've been looking for, in a variety of prices. Want something small to bring home for a gift? Choose a handmade wooden knife or fork made out of Juniper wood (which smells so good!). And at just a couple of Euros apiece, I bought about 20 forks and knives for family members back home. I also found a tiny handmade leather keychain with a drawing of the red-topped towers, for 6 Euros. And then the wool mittens or gloves! A great gift for yourself if you live in a colder climate. What I specifically wanted for myself was some sort of outfit that I could actually wear back home but with a traditional look. I found a black wool button down sweater with the traditional folk stripes on the cuffs of the sleeves and a band of the folk stripes across the hem on the back. Then in the Sale area, I discovered a wool pencil skirt with the same colorful folk stripes. I paid 60 Euros for the skirt and maybe 80-90 Euros for the sweater so a bit expensive but it was exactly what I wanted and I love it every time that I wear the outfit. The best artisans from all across Estonia sell their high quality crafts here which are made from natural fabrics, wood, metal and ceramics. I would highly recommend this shop and I can't wait to go back someday.
Written 10 January 2018
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