While there is merchandise of all types for sale here, there is a LOT of gold jewelry. Gold dominates the central corridors. Much of the jewelry on display is designed for tourists, but there are also pieces that might appeal to a local audience as well. Some would appeal to me, if gold were not so expensive, but a lot of it is really over-the-top.
Luckily, ceramics are not easy to transport and my cupboards back home are already filled.
I just keep walking. However, try as I might, it is almost impossible to avoid the carpets and carpet salesmen.
Exotic lamps are also on display in abundance.
They are fun, but I really can’t imagine one hanging in my house.
Actually, there are so many interesting things here that I don’t really have any interest in shopping. I’m overwhelmed by the variety, by the colors, by the strangeness of the merchandise, by the crowds, by the insistence of the salesmen. It’s sensory overload. I’m glad to have my camera and so I can focus on photographing it all.
It’s the crowds that put me off. When we first arrived it was nearly too crowded to move, let alone compare merchandise at various shops and take pictures of it all. However, as the end of the business day approaches, the tourists clear out. Soon it feels as if we are the only tourists here and I can’t think of a better place to shop.
Luckily for my bank account, it soon will all be closed for the night.
Truth in reporting: I bought a turquoise necklace (I had gone back to look at four times and finally was forced to decide as they locking up the shop), a couple of scarves, and some refrigerator magnets.