Readytex is the leading privately owned retailer of Surinamese fine visual art and craft.
Our real store is located in the heart of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname.
The Art Gallery and the Craft Shop are two of six departments within the department store Readytex and they have developed a reputation of their own.
Business hours are:
Monday thru Friday from 08.00 - 16.30 hours local time Saturdays from 08.30 - 13.30 hours Thursday Night Feature opening hours from 19.00 - 21.00 hours (every first thursday of the month) Closed on Sundays and local holidays.
The Craft department was started around 1984 and has since grown to match the productivity and the growth of the local market for craft. We now offer the most extensive assortment of local craft and souvenirs. For an extensive catalog on our offered crafts and souvenirs go to craft catalogs in the left column of this page.
The Art Gallery has been part of the Readytex concept since 1993 and has spearheaded an explosion of creative development in Suriname's visual art world, enabling artists to add to their income by having their art professionally marketed. For more information please read our gallery statement as well.
With the addition of our virtual store we are acting on our aim to attract and serve an international group of art and craft lovers and collectors.