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If you want to bring a bit of St. Lucia home with you, sunny madras prints are the way to go. These fun and lively plaid fabrics feature combinations of red, blue, yellow, orange and green and are as bright as the island’s natural landscape. At traditional Creole celebrations, local women wear the madras dress (the island’s national dress) and tete en l’air (headpieces). The clothing dates back to pre-emancipation times when slaves wore the colorful cotton fabric on feast days. You can also buy madras table and bed linens.
Not into madras prints? Local rum and spices are other great St. Lucia gifts to bring home for foodies.