L'Association des Sculpteurs de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Long before the French arrived, local artisans pretty much perfected carving as an art form, somehow blending straight lines and curves. L'Association des Sculpteurs de Nouvelle-Calédonie (locations on Rue Gouverneur Sautot and Rue Anatole France) offers local crafts and real Kanak sculptures for visitors who crave their own tiki totem pole. For those looking for a little more art than craft, the DZ Galerie Nouméa (27 Boulevard Extérieur) shows some of the best work Melanesia has to offer. Look for wonderful carved necklaces.