Here are some of the stores in the Washington area that carry African and African-inspired clothes, jewelry, artifacts and/or accessories.
African Eye, 2134 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 625-2552. Casual clothes, office and evening wear mostly from Nigeria. Shawls, bags, dolls, jewelry, artwork and artifacts.
Alkebu-Lan First World Enterprises, 2849 Georgia Ave. NW, 232-7728. Clothes, jewelry, oils, incense and knickknacks from Africa.
Artifactory, 641 Indiana Ave. NW, 393-2727. West African art (masks and statuary), textiles (large kente cloth collection), jewelry, artifacts, traditional West African clothing and a West African trade bead collection.
Blackberry, 3500 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville, 559-3150. Gifts, accessories and greeting cards.
Children of Color Boutique, 1421 Good Hope Rd. SE. 889-0015. Children's clothes from Ghana and other countries.
Divinity Fashions, 1421 Good Hope Rd. 889-0015. African-inspired clothing from African fabric; most of the clothing is made in the shop; also, clothes from Ghana.
Kobos, 2441 18th St. NW, 332-9580. Clothing for men, women and children, ranging from casual to formal wear, mostly from Ghana, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Liberia; accessories from West Africa.
Miya Gallery, 410 Eighth St. NW, 347-6330. Hand-dyed or painted African-influenced clothes; accessories from all over Africa.
Nomad, 2407 18th St. NW, 332-2998. Casual clothes for men and women of hand-woven fabrics from Morocco.
Nonye's Attire, Beltway Plaza Mall, 6250 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt, 345-6110. "After five" wear mostly from Nigeria for men, women and children. Accessories and artworks, many from Nigeria.
Saharah, 410 Eighth St. NW, 737-3319. Daywear, sportswear and evening wear for men, women and children; jewelry, kufis and shawls; custom Afro-centric wedding clothes for men and women.
Shop in Africa, 1624 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 625-2849. Day and evening wear, accessories, art and books by African authors.
Sun Gallery, 1756 Columbia Rd. NW, 328-6820; 25 Yost Pl., Addison Plaza, Capitol Heights, Md., 499-8704. Posters, prints and original work by African and African-American artists.
Sun Gallery Goldsmiths, 2322 18th St. NW. 265-9341; 2803 M St. NW. 337-7338;. West African jewelry of trade amber.
Timboktu Stores, 6511 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park, Md. and 1548 Benning Rd. NE, 397-2020. Clothes, jewelry and artifacts for men, women and children.
Toast and Strawberries, 1621 Connecticut Ave. NW, 234-2424. African-inspired clothing and jewelry for women.
Wonderful Things, 616 E St. NW, 393-8413. Accessories and clothes.