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Jai Shankar Handicrafts

Dhibba Para Road | Next to Fort Parking, Jaisalmer 345001, India
+91-2992-252515
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Ranked #1 of 22 Shopping in Jaisalmer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Jai Shankar Handicrafts in majestic Rajasthan showcases Thar Desert Antique Embroidery and Textiles. The embroideries in this region of Rajasthan are... more » Owner description: Jai Shankar Handicrafts in majestic Rajasthan showcases Thar Desert Antique Embroidery and Textiles. The embroideries in this region of Rajasthan are impressive. Traditional wedding dresses, opium bags, and dowery bags come from desert villages and are sewn together as patch work wall hangings, bed covers and many other things by local people. The owner, Shankar Khatri, has a Diploma in Culture and Tourism and a passion for arts, so he also creates custom, one-of-a-kind designs. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We spent 2 hours in front of the shop before going in (power cut, ATM out).. Shankar was so nice we didn't see the time go by. He sells a lot of beautiful handmade scarfs and bed sheets. We finaly bought some light clothes for our camel safari. The prices were (after discussion) very honest !

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had a beautiful bag made from folk material designed to my specifications for a great price. I chose the material in the shop and I was delighted with the result. It is beautifully made and I thank Shankar immensely. I will wear it with pride in Mexico City! It is a treasure trove of beautiful textiles...well worth a visit!... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

The Gentleman who owns this shop has a relaxed and hospitable approach to sales which coupled with his great sense of humour meant that I genuinely enjoyed giving him my custom. Shankur you're a star man. All the best Ash UK

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Good collection of Jaisalmer Handicrafts. Don't miss to check in the humorous quotes on the products on display.

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Lucknow, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Good chai with Shankar with watching handicrafts selling . It's a place for good handicraft work for bed sheet, bed cover , wall hanging and no cheating.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

I've looked at hundreds of bedspreads, tablecloths, cushion covers etc, but very few places across India have matched in quality. Although not perfect (I'm Very hard to please) Shankars pieces are really well made, of good materials and fair prices. what's more, he tries to please, so if you're not totally happy, he'll do what he can to fix it.... More

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Hope , Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

There are tons of shops selling textiles, wall hangings , bed spreads etc..However very few if any have the quality, unique selections and good price as this shop. Shankar is a great guy who cares what he is selling and is honest . The selections are vintage and also handmade on the premises. Some of the vintage pieces have old... More

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Gorakhpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is worth the visit if you r looking to buy good textile stuff at right prices... Story behind those funny one liners on merchandise is worth listening from its owner...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The whole experience buying at shankars store was a pleasure. We sat in the sun and drank chai and chatted, and when it came time to purchase 5 items of great quality he was more than happy to comprise on a fair price.

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sterlings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The presentation in front of shop draws you in. Shankar the owner is freindly and a joy to talk with. You wont get a strong sales pitch. Was a joy to set in india afternoon heat and chat. Looking at the beautiful tapestries i couldnt turn my eyes away. I checked around town and his shop was best priced and... More

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