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Ambositra: home to Malagasy crafts


Considered the birthplace of Malagasy crafts, the city of Ambositra overflows with a multitude of treasures that display a rich cultural heritage.

The Ambositra crafts in the highlands are now on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This classification allows the whole region of Amoron'i Mania to mark a turning point in its history and better prepare for its future. In Ambositra, woodworking is very important. You will find many sculptures in ebony as well as delicately carved and inlayed items.

During your visit, do not miss the famous Zafimaniry villages, known for their creativity and excellence in the art of woodcarving, the mastery of which requires special attention because it uses such valuable materials as ebony and rosewood. On the island you will also find other types of crafts, such as basket weaving, zebu horn carving, and art brut made of found objects.

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