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Conch Bar Artisan Studio
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Owner description: Middle Caicos Co-op Artisan Studio & Outlet is a non-profit venture devoted to the traditional handcrafts of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Located beside the famous "Daniel's Cafe by the Sea" in the village of Conch Bar, Middle Caicos it offers a broad introduction to the cultural heritage of the Turks & Caicos Islands. A wide variety of traditional handcrafts are on display and available for purchase, with the added attraction of ongoing production and live demonstrations. Boasting the largest collection of TCI handmade items: straw-work baskets, bags, brooms, hats; conch shell bowls and jewelery; rugs and doormats; hand carved model sailboats; paintings - the Middle Caicos Co-op Artisan Studio & Outlet also offers postcards and calenders depicting the traditional lifestyle of Middle Caicos. A highly recommended day-trip for those visiting Providenciales and neighboring islands!
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Thanks to Sara for running such a special place- the ONLY place in the TCI where I buy my souvenirs. The items are all made from wonderful people- who you might catch working in the show, or whom Sara can tell you all about. The shop is cozy and welcoming.

Check out www.middlecaicos.biz to order some of the amazing products online.

Thank Kimbro M
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

We always like to bring back something from our vacations that are from the locations we visit. It's often hard to find something made with pride by locals, and far too often we find trinkets that have a city name painted on some plastic made in some other part of the world. This co-op is a true gem for vacationers like us who want to support the local economy by purchasing hand crafted items to take back home to remember our trips.

Thank head_dunce
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

The Conch Bar Artisan Studio, also known as the Middle Caicos Coop is a must when visiting Middle Caicos, or TCI in general. From handcrafted bags, baskets and rugs, to jewelry and hot sauce, the co-op has something for everyone. Not only does the not-for-profit coop sell its produce, but it also runs a Seniors Workshop every Thursday from 10am, to bring the locals together and try to keep some of these wonderful handcrafts and skills alive. If you manage to attend one of these unique workshops, you may be lucky enough to meet Mr Higgs, the eldest resident on Middle Caicos, who still manages to produce beautiful bags and baskets.

1  Thank Vlb2806
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

What a fantastic expression of local art, culture, and history wrapped up in one place with the opportunity to purchase a piece of authentic handicraft hand made by true artists and craftsmen and women - would highly recommend a stop here when visiting North & Middle Caicos

Thank Val_in_Turks
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