A trip to Maasai Market in Nairobi is always fun and I love it! A long time ago, in the 80-s, when I needed souvenirs to take back to Europe I used to go to Nairobi city centre, behind Uchumi (for those who know Nairobi it was opposite City Market), and find a lot of fascinating curios, batiks, carvings, nice bracelets, necklaces and lots of other interesting things. Loads of presents and gifts were purchased there and taken overseas over the years. Later, in the 90-s, the vendors had to move out as the site was to be developed, but they did not give up and started an open air market. Many years have passed since then and not many people would recognise that the well organised Maasai Market as we know it now, which takes place nearly daily in different locations throughout Nairobi, started from a few little stalls perched high on the rocks in the dust and fumes above the Globe Roundabout every Tuesday.
Colourful soap stone plates and figurines