Market Day: Larisa’s Perspective

Green Market Square

Name of Proprietor or Store: Izek

What do they sell? Hand-made wood statues, beaded animals, beaded gift boxes, wooded spears/arrows

Is this the only location they sell?: Yes

How long have they been selling in this location? Since 2007

Why do they sell here? It is a popular and well-known market that attracts many tourists

Did they make their goods? If not, where are they from? They made some of their goods including the wooden statues, spears, and arrows.  However, the goods that they did not make they got from Zimbabwe

Were you able to bargain? Yes! I was able to get the price from 240 Rand to 120 Rand

What did you get? I bought two beaded animals and a beaded key chain.

Blue Barn Craft Market at V&A Waterfront

Name of Proprietor or Store: Zeni

What do they sell?: Art Work

Is this the only location they sell?: Yes.

How long have they been selling in this location?: They have been selling in this location for 5 years- since 2007.

Why do they sell here?: They sell here because it attracts many tourists and the location is perfect because it is located on the waterfront.

Did they make their goods? If not, where are they from?: Yes, she painted the work herself.

Were you able to bargain?: Yes. I was not able to bargain as much as i did at the Green Market, but the painting was originally 150 Rand and i bought it for 130 Rand.

What did you get?: A painting of a lion

V&A Waterfront

Name of Proprietor or Store: Thando

What do they sell?: Jewelry, scarves, accessories

Is this the only location they sell?: No, they sell at some other markets around Cape Town.

How long have they been selling in this location?: They have been selling in this location for 3 years.

Why do they sell here?: It is a popular location, located in the mall that attractions thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Did they make their goods? If not, where are they from?: No, they do not make their own goods.  They get their goods imported from Zimbabwe.

Were you able to bargain?: No, i was not able to bargain.

What did you get?: I bought a scarf.


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