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Here at Zanzibar Trading Company, we traverse the world over to bring back to our clientele fantastic finds in Fairly Traded native handicrafts, tribal artifacts, pampering personal care products, and exotic elements for your home. Not your typical import store, we carry everything from handicraft to world-class collector and museum quality art by published master artisans.

Welcome to the namesake island which for centuries stood as a bastion of commerce and culture, a trading crossroads to half the known world. Welcome, to Zanzibar Trading Company.

We pride ourselves on our dedication to authenticity, fair trade, and the very highest quality merchandise possible. From Africa to India, Papua New Guinea to Peru, our online galleries offer a virtual market bazaar.

At last count we offer over 9,000 items from over one hundred countries around the world! Only a fraction of our inventory is online, as most are one-of-a-kind items. Be sure to visit our retail gallery in Sacramento, California for the best selection.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS We sincerely appreciate these orders, however currently our system does not generate accurate shipping charges for international orders. We will contact you with approx. shipping rates once you place your order. Please note, we NO LONGER SHIP Wood Print blocks to England, as we have had multiple returns due to excessive duty (it is your responsibility to check with your local government or customs about any duties and or fees that may result from our shipping products to you. You are responsible for all duties and or import fees. England apparently has very high import duties and we can no longer ship items to England, with regrets.

SHIPPING CHARGES: We make every effort to ensure our quoted shipping rates are accurate, however this is not always the case. We reserve the right to charge ACTUAL shipping charges (including Signature Confirmation and Insurance). Please note that the quoted shipping is merely AN ESTIMATE and the actual amount will vary depending on weight of item, size of box used, shipping service, and your location from our warehouse. Thank you for understanding. USUALLY our system GROSSLY OVER ESTIMATES SHIPPING - we only charge actual shipping. So don't let the shipping scare you!

NEWS: check out our sister website at www.ZanzibarTribalArt.com Zanzibar Information Website


Mon-Sat 11am - 6pm
Sundays 11am - 3pm

Closed New Years Day - Jan 1st.


Zanzibar carries one of the largest selections of vintage and antique wooden Indian print blocks, stamps and tjaps for impressing paper, fabric, curtains, wallpaper, ceramics and clay. These old carved wood stamps were used in India, Nepal and Indonesia to print textiles directly and via the lost wax process. View our selection at: Wooden Indian Print Blocks

VISIT OUR INFORMATION WEBSITE which contains photos of our gallery, articles and lots of information on our artisans. It's a work in progress so check back regularly to see new content! NEW WEBSITE

Our Best Sellers

Fabric Print Blocks Stamps Tjaps

Rare and wonderful wood, gourd and copper hand-crafted print blocks hailing from India, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Africa and Indonesia. ...

Mudcloth from Mali

Originated by African women of Mali's Bamana culture centuries ago, hand-woven and hand-dyed mud cloth or mudcloth or bogolan uses a centuries-old...

Featured Items

Hand carved Soapstone Hearts

Fantastically hand carved soapstone hearts in two sizes: small (approx. 2" tall) and large (approx. 3.5" tall).

Prosperity articulated Cloisonne Goldfish

Prosperity Articulated Cloisonne Enameled Goldfish. Each goldfish is comprised of layers of vibrantly colored enamel in a cloisonne technique. ...

Raw Shea Butter 4oz Jar

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Newest Items

Mexican Milagros 200 assorted pieces

200 quantity assorted NEW and "Vintage/Antique" mini Milagro from Mexico (THESE ARE NOT THE CHEAP IMITATION ONES FROM CHINA!!! - they are crafted...

Mexican Milagros 100 assorted pieces

100 quantity assorted NEW and "Vintage/Antique" mini Milagro from Mexico (THESE ARE NOT THE CHEAP IMITATION ONES FROM CHINA!!! - they are crafted...