Local artists join hands with craftsmen and create some wonderful ‘take-me-homes;’ down Lamu’s bustling main street and in Shela’s quiet lanes local shops and up-market boutiques sell a wide range of clothing, jewelry and handicrafts and clever tailors will copy or make clothes for you from new from colorful local fabrics. The shop at Peponi Hotel has useful maps of Shela showing the shops and galleries in the village. Exhibitions are common as many artists pass through Lamu and Shela and exhibit their work in local studios.