REVIEWS and Comments FROM VISITORS AND BUYERS:
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We spent several happy hours in the middle of the day painting and decorating our own cushion covers on an ‘art safari’ at Tribal Textiles. The staff were really helpful and the atmosphere was fun: monkeys scampering across the roof, Zambian music playing and real artisans (as opposed to us) working all around us creating wonderful products. The pieces we produced were seen and presented to us as part of the deal. Good value and lots of fun and a great break from drive safaris.
- JTMSydneyLondon, Mar 2019
Make sure you take time to go to the main store on the way to the airport so you can see how the pillow covers, table linens, bed spreads etc are made. It’s truly interesting to see and hear about the process, takes hand made to a whole new level ... I was so impressed that I went back in and bought more! They have an online store, but it has only a fraction of what’s available in person but you can get a sense of it before you arrive in the country. Each piece is unique, even if it’s the same design.
- Discover735339, Nov 2018
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 miss this place, and do support the very worthwhile initiative, employing and training local people in a sustainable and creative way.
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 area to have a coffee that is availble to buy.
- Nikkwoo, Jul 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 the best quality i found
- Ibbabb, Feb 2018
If you're staying anywhere near Mfuwe please come here to buy your souvenirs. The business trains and employs local people and supports much needed community projects. Plus their products are beautifully designed and top quality.
- Tedwood1, Sept 2017
Tribal Textiles is located near Mfuwe Airport, and is worthwhile stop both to see the artisans at work, and to buy some products. While the prices are geared towards tourist, the quality is much higher than you get from other shops, and the money goes back to the community. They offer a free tour of the workshop which is interesting, and there is a nice little canteen with tasty snacks and refreshments. The store takes credit cards, which make it easy to shop as well.
- Xbl, Jun 2017
I am very proud of my balcony in Switzerland with your very nice products.
Now we feel every day like in Sambia - it's wonderful!!
Your new dessins with the birds are also wonderful - i just like them very much.
- Heinz Planzer
I have my order! And I do love the pillow covers! Our daughter spent 2 1/2 years in Zambia, near Mansa, with the American Peace Corps. We visited in 2013 and stayed some time with her in her village. It was one of the most powerful experiences in my life. While traveling we had the opportunity to stop and shop at your location. The pillow covers I just purchased match some that we bought on our visit. Your products are beautiful; we loved seeing how they are made. Thank you for being so thorough and making sure I received my package.
- Marianne Eisenhardt
I just wanted to let you know my pillows arrived and they are as beautiful as I thought they would be.
Thank you very much for the effort you made to get them to me.
- Christiane Bonnet
I was fortunate in that I was able to visit your business four years ago when we went to Flat dogs camp. I purchased several items then and I really enjoyed them. I'm delighted to share the good word of your business :)
- Mary Keslie
We absolutely loved our time with you! It was so special! Our family said this was a big highlight of our time in South Luangwa! Many thanks 🙏🏽 you are all doing such incredible work there!
- Simone Miller
Brilliant new geometric designs! Well done with your new venture. Many friends admire my giraffe cushion cover (from my visit in 2016) and I tell them about your business and how involved and talented the local people are. May you prosper.
- Barbara Egglesfield
I have purchase items that were done by your shop before and must say they are wonderful. Yours artist do a fantastic job! I am excited about the new carnivore collection as carnivores are my favorite animals. I also think it is great that you help support conservation efforts.
I picked up my order today at Fed Ex--it's a gorgeous set, I am so happy with it. Thank you for the cute draw-string cover and the lovely hand-written note.
- Amy Stephenson
My wife and I have enjoyed your products in the past and I enjoy surprising her with additional table ware. We spend ½ the year in Tanzania and have a deep appreciation for the craft work of many of the African nations.
- Gil Williams
Everything is beautiful. Thank you. Last June I bought a table cloth from the gift shop at the River Club resort in Zambia. It is one of my favorite things. Elias was the artist. I loved visiting your country and I hope to come back again.
- Linda Moore
They look fab.
- Fiona Parker
I had them put on a frame. I will send a photo of my next project once completed. Thank you for your excellent service.
- Paula Cross
Love them both, especially the indigo Elephants!!
- Audrey Uren
I received my order. Everything is beautiful. Thank you. Last June I bought a table cloth from the gift shop at the River Club resort in Zambia. It is one of my favorite things. Elias was the artist. I loved visiting your country and I hope to come back again.
This place is unbelievable and well worth a visit when you are in Mfuwe. The textiles are beautiful and they also have a market with handmade goods like wood carvings and other local crafts.
Go and support the local economy! It's worth it!
- Kris Peterson
Tribal Textiles create a huge range of beautiful, locally made, textile products. I visited the shop and workshop (where you can see the creation process) after visiting South Luangwa National Park. It is the perfect place to find gifts for friends and family after experiencing the African bush! My mum was very pleased with the cushion covers I bought her from the shop so pleased, in fact, she ordered more things from their website!
- Rory Gillet
Amazing shop makes you want to buy everything!
- Xana Marouco
Truly beautiful handiwork – incredible process!
Amazing textiles. Fabulous staff. Our second visit. We’ll be back. Thank you.
Your products are beautiful and very high quality! The concept of your textile manufacturing and store is excellent. Zikomo!
- Terry Rohrs
Beautiful traditional style made modern.
- Maryan Tinmers
I first came here in 1990-something. I love your textiles and we use them in our home in England.
- Annabelle Jackman
Wish I had a bigger suitcase – beautiful things!
- Susie Robins
Loved the art safari!
- Anne Conklin
So excited we got to visit after reading about your wonderful work – fabulous products and loved seeing the great Zambians work!
- Tracey Cameon-Arnold
I loved it, more than the game drives even!
- Alex Cowie
A lovely experience. Fantastic prints. Thank you – a real memory of Zambia.
- Graham and Judy
Thank you for a very interesting tour in the fabric and for a great shopping experience!
- Cathrine Telje
Wonderful experience; great to see such beautiful work. I will think of you and Zambia every day when I wake and see my beautiful bedding.
Great shop and nice to see how the textiles are made.
- Robert MacMillan
Good quality, beautifully made textiles, wonderful place!
- Claudia Stockburger
Beautiful place. A feast for the eyes.
- Kristina Mattes
C’etait un endroit magnifique. Bravo aux artistes!
Translation: It was a magnificent place. Well done to the artists!
- Cecile Messina
Beautiful shop and absolutely delicious lunch. I love all that you are doing for the area!
- Allana Wallace
Fantastic products and set-up.
- Rob Williams
Beautiful shop and very good assistance. Thank you!!!
- Ana Turos
I really appreciate your efforts for wildlife conservation. Jewelry is a better use for poaching snares.
Lovely to see a world class business from artists to market place.
- Martin and Hazel Adams
It was a very nice visit! Thank you for this interesting tour.
Our girls had a wonderful time painting on the art safari! We will definitely be returning!
- PeaceCorp Glow ‘18
What a beautiful place with beautiful people! I need another bag t otake everything home to NZ.
Thank you for all you do! We will be back!
- Heather and John
Too good to be true!
- Emil Smajic
- Inga Klose
Loved your store!
- Rixt Baarsma
What a wonderful store, beautiful artwork, and community minded project.
- Karen Hugh
Such beautiful fabrics and bits and bobs and a lovely ethos. A real joy!
- Mouse Barnes
Wonderful work and philosophy.
- Arnold Biam-Hansen
Thank you! The three kids learned so much and had a fantastic time. So did the adults! This is such a wonderful project and business!
So lovely to be back again (14th time)!
- Jacqu Jones
I could buy the whole store! It is beautiful!!
- Judy Cochard
I am overwhelmed by the beautiful here! Thank you for all of your lovely work and help.
Wonderful stuff – great work.
- Lara Morakhia
Stunning café and textiles and candles! Such a great place to stop at when coming to Luangwa. Look forward to coming again!
- Paul Wallace
Fantastic designs and skills. A joy to see a thriving art business. Thank you.
I’m always so impressed every time I visit Tribal! Bless you for the work you are doing with and for the local craftsmen with Magda.
- Alex Mnatzaganian
Thank you all beautiful and kind people, for showing me your lovely art and your world and happiness.
Lovely place, people and designs. Thank you.
- Lil white
Very interesting and colourful.
Lovely store with beautiful items! We hope we can visit again one day.
Awesome tour! Very welcoming and so great to learn how the textiles are made. We loved our visit. Thank you.
- Sally and Sam