I visited the market. It was only a short walk from the port and was a good place to buy some small gifts. There are a few stalls with lots of the same type of items. I picked up a few smaller items for about...More
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The Tais Market is a must see if you visit Dili in East Timor. Although small and compact it is full of smiling people who are happy to negotiate the prices for their handicrafts. The vibrant locally made cloth is available in anything from a...More
We stumbled across this market, having heard it was worth a visit. There wasn't a great variety, and it is hard to be sure if they are all authentic, even with some women using their looms on the shop floors. You don't get a sense...More
A pleasant way to spend a little time to appreciate the Tais weavings. Much cheaper than the hotel gift shops. It's still super touristy.
We often bring work visitors to the tais market as the usual souvenirs or presents from Timor-Leste would be either high-quality organic coffee, or handwoven tais in many sizes, patterns, and colours. The local craftspeople can personalize your tais (i.e., handweave the letters of your...More
This organized local market has 35-40 small stalls, run by locals some of whom are the weavers and craftspeople. Most were not aggressive or overselling, and would initiate price bargaining. Some stunning original crafts, especially "tais" weaving, starting at $12-20; along with some more commercial...More