Traveling Soon? Here Are 5 Traditional Souvenirs To Buy

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Traveling Soon? Here Are 5 Traditional Souvenirs To Buy.
You are packed and ready to leave for a business trip when out of the blue, your significant other yells from the living room, ‘Please get me something unique when coming back!’. And suddenly, you are caught wondering what a unique souvenir is and where on earth it is people go to buy one.
Well, we are here to help. There are affordable, traditional souvenirs which you can purchase and your friends and colleagues will deeply appreciate., Africa’s No 1 Hotel Booking Portal offers ideas on some unique items to buy when you travel.   

Adire fabrics
Adire are traditional fabrics mainly produced in Ogun and Lagos state. It is a garment designed by dipping plain white clothes in indigo. Afterwards, beautiful patterns are made on the clothes using candles.
The ancient town of Itoku, in Abeokuta, Ogun state hosts an annual carnival as the home of Adire but you can get the fabric there and around the country all year long. 

Cane Items
The Mende cane village under the Odo-Iyalaro Bridge in Maryland is abuzz every week with cane weavers making different household items like Baskets, Chairs, tables and hampers. The interesting fact here is that the cane furniture are durable. You may want visit the Mende cane village to purchase the aforementioned items to give your home a unique and traditional look. This souvenir would be appreciated.

Leather/hides shoes, bag, and belt
Hides are available in large quantities in Northern Nigeria (Kano, Kaduna, Kwara among other states) because of the peculiar culture of cow rearing. The hides are oftentimes processed, tanned and made into different leather materials like wallets, bags, belts, shoes, and jewelleries.

Pottery (Pots and Dishes)
From Igbaja and Igbomina in Kwara, to Afikpo in Ebonyi and Gwari in Niger, the art of making pottery thrives. In all these destinations enhanced by its spectacular historical past, travellers can purchase products like pots, plates and vases. Pottery items are made from clay by shaping, moulding, decorating and firing according to Wikipedia. It is no doubt a souvenir that would appreciated.

Black Soap 
Black Soap is the last souvenir that a traveller would love to buy. But it would be a wonderful idea if you actually purchase it. The health benefits of the soap is limitless. It can help cure various skin infections and is made from dried plantains. Today, black soaps are well packaged. Black soaps are readily available in destination stores and hotels across Nigeria.

Adeniyi Ogunfowoke   |    Travel/Technology Writer

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