The African and American Market is a two-room shop filled with traditional African clothing, some made here and some brought from Africa. Long robes made from gleaming waxed cotton brocade hang next to shirt and skirt ensembles in bright patterns, the necklines embroidered in fine detail. High-heeled, slip-on pumps (key for quickly throwing off when the dancing starts) in vivid pink “crocodile” skin or vibrant green leather with rhinestone decoration line the walls, paired with matching purses adorned with large clasps. The front room is filled with jewelry, hair products, DVDs and souvenirs—in fact, it feels much like a market stall you might visit in Guinea.
2750 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53704