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
Meet Kalu! He’s been a master Pattachitra painter for years, and still practices his art by making his own canvas from old cotton saris, tamarind glue, and chalk. He also uses natural pigments in his paints. With the five base colors (blue, yellow, red, brown, and white) he can make one hundred and twenty different shades!
Charity of the Month
At Ladli children learn to make jewelry and handicrafts – valuable skills in Jaipur. The children are also taught Hindi, English, Art and Dance, and provided nutrition, medical check-ups and counselling. Most importantly of all they gain confidence, hope and self-esteem. We believe that in addition to providing children education and employability, Ladli is a place where emotional trauma and the stresses of poverty can in some way be healed.
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