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Sankara’s Toy Box

    In honor of our anniversary month, we are featuring one of our favorite items in the shop - our handcrafted stuffed toys! The stuffed toys we feature in our shop are created by our artisan friends at both MESH in India and Nahil Dukkan in Turkey. MESH, or...

Lost Wax Casting – Brass

     The lost wax method of brass casting can be traced back in India over 6,000 years to the Indus Valley Civilization. The technique can create finely detailed pieces, and as the mold for each piece is destroyed in the process, each piece is one of a kind!     ...

Ikat Weaving

     Ikat is a traditional weaving technique which can trace its roots back to prehistory. With ikat, the threads are dyed before the weaving, only revealing the design if the loom is set up correctly. In most parts of the world, only the warp or the weft is dyed...

Nazar Boncuğu (Evil Eye)

       The Nazar Boncuğu, or evil eye, is a Turkish tradition dating back over 3,000 years. Evil eyes are used as protection against bad intentions, bad luck, and jealousy. As a legacy of the former Ottoman Empire, the Nazar are common not only throughout Turkey,...

Pattachitra Painting

   Pattachitra painting is an ancient tradition still in practice in Eastern India, particularly Odisha and Bengal. Pattachitra literally translates to "canvas picture". The art can trace its roots back over a thousand years with murals from the 5th century BCE...

Kavi’s Birthday Toy Drive

It's Kavi's 7th birthday! And to celebrate we'll be collecting dog treats (everything welcome except for rawhide) as well as new and gently used dog toys for the pups at AAIDD. While Kavi (and Leela) have all the treats and toys they need, there often isn't the...

Meet the Artists

We can't wait for our special Meet the Artist Day on June 29th - come by to meet two of our favorite artists! Come see Dana of Urban Utopia Photography at 1 PM to hear about her travels and her photography.  Then take home your own piece of fabulous art. She'll also...

Anniversary Celebration!

We can't believe it's been seven years since we opened our doors! And three years in our current location on Main Street. In celebration, we'll be offering a whole weekend of specials! Join us on June 22nd and 23rd for: - Snacks, including cookies, our favorite...

Father’s Day Weekend

Pop in to say hi on Father's Day weekend - June 15th and 16th -  to receive free cookies for all the fathers. And, if you're still looking for that perfect gift, we have a curated selection of gifts for dad that are 15% off through the 16th!

Winter/Spring Henna Schedule

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...

Sankara in the Wild

Turkish Delight Tour

     Have you always wanted to explore the history and wonders of Turkey? Join Katey as she travels from the bazaars of Istanbul to the caves of Cappadocia to the ruins of Ephesus. And all along the way she'll show you the best handicrafts and the highlights of...

Desert Dreams Tour

   This fall we're pleased to offer a slightly different tour to all of you adventurers! Join us as we take a  fabulous tour through the wonders of the Rajasthani Desert! With a focus on experiences and sights, we won't be meeting as many of our artisans, but...

Beauty of Kerala Tour

Have you always wanted to know what it's like to find the treasures of Sankara? Join us on our traditional style adventure through India! The adventure will start in Delhi with a tour of the heart of the city to see the grandeur of New Delhi. Then, we will explore...

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