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Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Centre

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Address: Near the Airport, Funafuti, Tuvalu

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Wished I bought the boat carving

Only opened on days the plane comes in or the rare occasion that a cruise ship arrives. Lots of local handicrafts - standard necklaces and things made of shells and feathers. They... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
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Funafuti, Tuvalu
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Only opened on days the plane comes in or the rare occasion that a cruise ship arrives. Lots of local handicrafts - standard necklaces and things made of shells and feathers. They had a boat carving that I wish I bought, but packing it would have been a pain!!!

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Raipur, India
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

I went to this place and it was worth seeing , u can visit the place only if u can fly from fiji ie nida or suva , there are jiji airlines as well as jet star flights too to reach here , there is another flight started from Port Moresby ie jet star as one of my friend recently... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This is right next to the tiniest international airport I ever visited, Funafuti International Airport. This is a center that women produce and sell handicrafts made out of sea shells and other stuff. Apart from this centre there is no other place to buy any souvenirs in this tiny Pacific Island nation. I bought a necklace which is a good... More 

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Omaha
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Located in a small shop right by the airstrip in the center of Funafuti. Local women sit sewing mostly children's clothes, but some other souvenir type stuff as well. Probably the only place to buy anything actually made in Tuvalu.

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Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Worth a brief look Maybe to support the local economy But no fridge magnets sold here or anywhere on Island Mainly necklaces and shells Some t shirts If from Australia or New Zealand be careful as the customs might not let you bring this into that country because it might wreck the economy and destroy all wildlife etc etc !!!!... More 

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