364B Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZP, Tel: 0114 267 8222
364B Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZP, Tel: 0114 267 8222
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About Us

The Silk Road Gallery reconnects us, Peter Bennion and Kay Wallace, with the vision of our earlier shops Bringing It All Back Home and our original shop Freewheelin’ - which opened in 1974 with a water bed, Indian bedspreads, some handmade pottery and not much much more.
Bringing It All Back Home had the character of a Silk Road bazaar inspired by trips to Morocco, Afghanistan and India following of our love of travel and the beauty of the unique handmade things we encountered.
We segued into The Futon Shop and the Natural Bed Company, a constant theme being textiles and timber. As the Natural Bed Company has developed a more Scandinavian style, we've opened the Silk Road Gallery to showcase the vintage textiles, objects, art and images from the lands of the Silk Road that have been an enduring passion. 
The Silk Road had many branches, extending down into the desert towns of Rajasthan where traders would rest by stepwells providing water and relief from the heat of the dry season. Today, stepwells are mostly neglected, dry and forgotten - a tragedy as they are architectural wonders, underground and unseen. We recently had an acclaimed exhibition of Peter's photographs of The Forgotten Stepwells of Rajasthan, taken on two trips to India in 2017.
LITTLE TIBET is our current exhibition of Peter's photographs featuring the landscape, people and ancient monasteries of Ladakh and Zanskar.

At www.naturalbedcompany.co.uk you can see the contemporary beds we make in Sheffield and at www.himalaya-diaries.co.uk you can view stories and photos from Peter's treks in the Indian Himalaya.

Some images from LITTLE TIBET:

Vajrasattva Statue, Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh

Zarlung Karpo La, Karnak, Ladakh.

Karsha Monastery, Zanskar.