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Tribal Textiles

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Impressive community development initiative, producing high quality textile products. Fascinating... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Debbie M
via mobile
Who doesn’t like to shop?

Well, even in the bush there is an opportunity to shop. The colors were great, prices reasonable... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Jane M
via mobile
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At Tribal textiles we produce unique hand-painted textiles in the heart of the African Bush. We aim to create exquisite textiles whilst working in harmony with nature and benefiting the local community. Since we were founded in 1991, we have grown...more
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South Luangwa | Mfuwe, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
+260 21 6245137
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All reviews well worth a visit high quality local community mfuwe airport back home for sale hand painted quick shopping all ages these items quick tour pillow cases perfect gift wall hangings beautiful items african art take home
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Impressive community development initiative, producing high quality textile products. Fascinating to see the local artists and production people in action. Wonderful philosophy on a blackboard in the sewing room says it all about how the organisation operates. The products are original and very attractive. Don’t...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Well, even in the bush there is an opportunity to shop. The colors were great, prices reasonable and a nice variety. Check them out online too!

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Convenient location on the way to the airport. Loads of different souvenirs, some of them made on the site. Surprisingly expensive though... For best prices try the stalls right at the parking lot.

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 4 August 2018

If you like textiles this is for you. Tour illustrating the printing method all by hand except the heating process to stabilize the colours. Textile medium is on quality wearable & furnishing cottons.Interesting for all ages and not too time consuming. Friendly staff and comfortable...More

Thank Nikkwoo
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The content and quality of Tribal Textiles is beyond approach. Their shopping/manufacturing complex is worth a visit and their goods are of excellent quality. However we were really disappointed to find that the pillow cases we 10% cheeper at the airport and on majority the...More

Thank Robert H
TribalTextiles, Retail Manager at Tribal Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear Robert, Thank you very much for visiting us while you were in South Luangwa. We like sharing our enthusiasm in creating handmade textiles in the middle of the Zambian bush! Regarding our prices, they should definitely be the same at the Airport! It was...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

I wanted unique and I got it! I purchased napkins, a long runner and another runner to hang on the wall. The fabrics are perfect for wall hanging, they are thick cotton. Out of all the 'african' art i saw in my travels this was...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Not aLot of variety. Mostly fabric goods. Alittle pricey. They do, however, make everything there and you can view the process. Proceeds go to community.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I had a wonderful lunch and overall visit to Tribal Textiles, even though the workshop was not open (due to it being rainy season). I love that the majority of the handicrafts sold in the shop give back in some way - either to the...More

Thank Alanna_Wallace
Reviewed 15 February 2018

OK they are not cheap but the material is good quality, the finished article well made and the painting exquisite. The staff are friendly and the tour of the factory is free. You will definitely find the perfect gift for that someone special back home....More

Thank ExplorerNam
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We had heard about this place, run by local artisan women, and stopped in to see what they had. Several different show rooms laid out by different designs; modern, traditional, etc. everything is made right here on site! Unfortunately it was a National Holiday so...More

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