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2015 Gift Guide: Hollins Street

2015 Gift Guide: Hollins Street

Robert Williams’ Umri Siki (1100 Hollins St.) has been on the corner of Hollins and South Arlington for two decades. “They come from all over the country to see me,” Williams says. “They tell me they’ve never seen a shop like mine before.” It’s stocked to the rafters with African carvings, statues, Dogon tribal granary doors, and other hand-made artifacts, and so Williams is outside, spreading mud cloth (“It’s cotton. Keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer,” he says) and setting up tables with beautiful jewelry boxes and incense and huge chunks of shea butter. A hundred feet up the street is City of Gods (1118 Hollins St., city-of-gods-shop.com), your exclusive source for...

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