Spinners Web, unique handcraft shop in Nairobi

The courtyard at the new Spinners Web.

What you need to know:

  • The shop’s founder, Jacqueline Resley, first arrived in Kenya in 1971, after hitchhiking through Spain, Morocco and Egypt.
  • With her experience as a University of Kansas Fine Arts graduate, she established Kenya Weaverbird.
  • Today, Spinners Web supports workshops across Africa – although the products on sale are largely crafted by skilled Kenyan artisans.

Despite the recent proliferation of malls and craft fairs around Nairobi, my Christmas shopping last month began how it usually does: browsing the miscellany of products on display at Spinners Web.

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