MARKETS: Local handicrafts 's made in China International sources for local handicrafts

  • 2008-08-13
  • By Marge Tubalkain-Trell
TALLINN - That hand-crafted Estonian souvenir you picked up at the open-air market may be less Estonian than you think. Items for sale at Estonia's open-air markets come from all over the globe, but most are from China and Russia. "About 90 percent of the world's souvenirs come from China. They're cheap and beautiful," said Tahir Keegi, who owns a vendor's stall at the open-air market on Mere Puiestee. "This amber here comes from Kaliningrad [Russia]," explained a lady from the market. Amber is not naturally found in Estonia."People come and ask for Russian dolls," Keegi said. He ad...
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