Welcome to Sankara Imports
Sankara Imports is an ethically traded shop full of treasures from India, Nepal, and Turkey. Every piece in the shop was selected by Katey and Francesca who work directly with the artisans. Through their work with the artisans, Sankara is able to bring you beautiful, unique pieces at affordable prices that you can feel good in and about! Sankara also works with a variety of charities in India and Nepal with at least 5% of each purchase being donated to bring about positive change.
Sankara Imports believes that social impact and understanding can be made through the exchange of ideas and art. You can learn more about us here. Or you can find out more about our artists here. You can also find out more about our charitable partners here.
Our drop in events are the perfect time to stop in for a simple design. Prices range from $5-40 (more elaborate designs require a private appointment). Drop in anytime between 1 PM and 3 PM (unless otherwise noted), no appointment needed! Bring a few friends or family...read more
Sachi is a master miniature painting artist. He paints on handmade paper using naturally pigmented paints and brushes made from a variety of materials including a single squirrel hair for the highest level of precision that can only be seen with a magnifying glass. Find his lovely elephants in the shop!
Charity of the Month
Project Why is a New Delhi, India based non-profit organisation engaged in education support and life skill enhancement of slum children and their families. They opened their first education center in 2000 and now, thanks to the generous support of friends and well wishers, have expanded their activities and reach out to over 1000 children, 160 women and their families. Project WHY set out to create a model whereby quality education support in underprivileged areas could be spearheaded by parents, even if they were illiterate. The idea was to empower the community to pool its resources and run a sound support program for its children.
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