From the archives
An old blog from before we changed our name to the Silk Road Gallery. I left it here because it captures the spirit of what we do.
Unique Crafts, Furniture and Furnishings from India and Beyond
This collection is your gateway to the exotic bazaars of India, Africa and The Orient. Here you can find a unique painted shrine or a beautiful silk wall-hanging. Possibly to become reminders of previous journeys, or decoration for your home. For more than 30 years we’ve been selling hand-made furnishings and furniture from around the world.
Over that time, and many travels, we have built relationships with local crafts-people, particularly in India where for several years we had beds made by a Bishnoi family in Jodhpur. The beds incorporated hand carved details: the designs modern, but with Indian references.
The traditional tools and techniques used by the Indian woodworkers brought these designs to life and created unique beds with individual character.
Textiles: Bedspreads, Scarves and Wallhangings
Although we’ve been influenced by changing trends over the years we’ve had a constant love of Indian textiles. Some fabrics are only available at the shop, but we offer a lovely range of silk and cotton bedding online, along with a collection of beautiful wall-hangings and silk prayer-flags. A constantly changing selection of stunning folk art from India and further-a-field is also made available to you here.
We offer an eclectic range of authentic pieces, from hand carved mirror frames to stunning Buddha statues in brass or stone.
Many of these pieces are unique and can’t be repeated. Over the years we have gained access to very special pieces: a stunning gilded brass Avalokiteshvara, a fine bronze statue of Krishna, a richly carved panel with eight depictions of Buddha…. Our selection is regularly updated as new discoveries are made.
Unique Hand Crafted Wooden Carvings
Search these pages for a carved stone Buddha head, painted Tibetan door panels, Warli tribal paintings, woven silk prayer flags and hangings from Laos, carved wooden mirror frames, fiercely carved wooden masks from Nepal and Tibet, visionary drawings by Gond tribes-people from central India, Magar carved wooden figures from Nepal, carved wooden Ganesh statues, a fine old inlaid spinning wheel, Jain Buddhas, soft cotton bedding, a brass statue of Buddha with Mucalinda......
Along with unique items from India and Tibet, we make beautiful Meditation Stools in our Sheffield workshop. Our mushroom meditation stool slots together and is compact for when you're on the move. The curved base guarantees the perfect position.