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Address: Dhibba Para Road | Next to Fort Parking, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Phone Number: +91-2992-252515
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Jai Shankar Handicrafts in majestic Rajasthan showcases Thar Desert Antique...

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.

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Left so happy with a smile on our faces!

I walked into shankars place purely just to enquire about the price of a bed sheet and keep going back to my hotel, I ended up staying for hours laughing, and having chai with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2016
taylah r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I walked into shankars place purely just to enquire about the price of a bed sheet and keep going back to my hotel, I ended up staying for hours laughing, and having chai with Shankar, so long that my friend came looking for me because she was worried!! What a great shopping experience and I was happy to spend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

such a refreshing place to shop in India! the guys were hilarious and made bartering fun.. would deff recommend this place for beautiful Indian tapestries and bargains!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

The guys working here are very friendly, nice and informative. They offered us chai and explenations about local fabric manufacturing. They were also quite fair with the prices. Itai, Israel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Very nice things, well worked, owner good person to work with! A lot of vintage and colorful things to buy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to this shop in search of a specific design in fabric that we had seen at our hotel. What we encountered was an amusing banter with the manager that resulted in a purchase price that we were all happy with. Shankar is a very funny man and a smart business man. If you are wanting quality textiles with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Mr. Shankar is very friendly with great sense that humor. You can experience that with his conversations as well as the slogans on the displayed items! Must visit this shop, right next to Jaisalmer fort parking area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we were just walking around in Jaisalmer when we decided to enter this shop...and we came out 1hour and a half after we plenty of souvenirs!!Beautiful items, very nice quality and a good price!and funny sentences all around...we had a nice time!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I was hiding from the sun the whole afternoon and finally decided to go to meet a friend who spent 3 hours in a single shop! I was scared at first, but really got into the charm of the owner who invited us for dinner. He really is what selling should be : customized and perfect service! Take care, thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited Jai Shankar Handicrafts on a miserable wet day in which there was a prolonged powercut but, nonetheless, the staff welcomed us in, lit up the shop with torches and sat us down with a cup of tea. We were specifically after clothes so they then pulled out shirt after shirt until we had a small mountain piled up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I bought lot of stoles and shawls here, also some bags, the shop keeper gives you much entertainment, great shopping experience and not to forget his stories n chai and pics with him!! The sayings on his shop displays...omg in such a conservative India how do I get to see this....anyways nice collection...go grab them all!!

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