Shop Update – Corona-virus
Both locations are currently open! Please follow local Covid guidelines when visiting us in person. Also, both online shops up and running! All of our tours are postponed until at Spring 2022. While we are are always pleased to see you in our shops, we are happy to be doing our part to slow the impact of this pandemic by offering online shopping at both locations, click & collect at both locations, and local delivery in Belper. Please click on the shop pics to see the current hours and regulations at each location. We hope to see you soon!
We are pleased to announce the next series of classes with Meals with Mini - learn to make delicious, healthy, homecooked Indian food in the comfort of your own kitchen! Each class is taught over Zoom. The week before the class you'll receive an email with the...
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.
Charity of the Month
Established in 1986, VSAI works with the disabled and underprivileged population in India to create a society in which all people with disabilities can come together to learn, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Using the arts as a tool for social, educational, emotional, and vocational rehabilitation, VSAI attempts to nurture talented artists, provide them with a platform to display their accomplishments, build self-esteem, and facilitate their transition into ‘mainstream’ society.
Ramji is a traditional weaver near Bhuj. He works primarily with cotton, which he spins in house. He not only weaves each scarf by hand, but he also weaves in an almost embroidered design into the scarf as he goes. Each scarf can take 3-4 days to complete, depending on how elaborate the embroidered weaving design he chooses.
Click here to book your appointment with our favorite henna artist, Sarah! She’s back in the shop for private appointments starting March 1st in our Bothell, WA shop. Her calendar is filling up fast, so don’t wait too long to get in her calendar!
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