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Tais Market, Dili

3.7
Take the spirit of East Timor with you by buying some woven tais cloth at Tais Market. Traditionally hand-made by women, the material is internationally-famous. The market also offers bags, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Use the colorful tais for a variety of purposes like a carpet, a table cloth, or simply as a decoration. While roaming the market, look out for the women making the material in their shops. See Tais Market and all Dili has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dili route planner.
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4.2
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  • The Tais Market is a good place to find local interesting hand crafts articles from East Timor, with a a large and diversified Tais textiles the most representative article from country.  more »
  • Whether everything is indeed handmade remains unclear, but it is sold by locals, who will begin to lower the first given price if they notice that you keep looking at a specific item. The first...  more »
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  • Traditional market designed to sell native woven "tenun" fabric was narrow and stiflingly hot. The prices usually to be offered high/expensive, so the buyers have to tricky to bargain with US dollar. Even so, the place was clean and neat.
  • Handmade stuff yes, but when you've seen one stall it feels like you've seen the whole market because every stall looks exactly the same and sells exactly the same stuff. So I found this market very boring and not individual or interesting at all, unfortunately.
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