A long time ago, in a land far, far away…
That’s how many of our most beloved tales begin, and our story is very much like them – filled with great characters, travel and adventure, triumphs and mistakes, imagination mixed with a little awe and wonder, and many life lessons learned.
Our journey began more than 10 years ago, when we first started traveling the world in search of beautiful, local handicrafts and gifts, always with an eye for value and affordability. We were especially drawn to the fabulous colors and the sumptuous nature of the glorious Indian textiles. The more we visited this richly textured country in the south of Asia, the more we fell in love with the people, the land, and the vast array of crafts and gifts to be discovered there.
We searched the highways and byways, met hundreds of designers and craftspeople, merchants of all kinds, and viewed thousands of product selections. Then we studied the nuances. We learned the differences between Cashmere and Pashmina, and that wool comes in many forms, many blends. We buried ourselves in mulberry silks, crepe silks, chiffon silks, and art silks. Craftspeople that have been making scarves and shawls for generations smiled good naturedly at our questions and mistakes, and took us under their wings to teach us the trade. We sampled, we tested, and we studied the market.
Our schooling isn’t finished, by any means, but we learned enough to find the best suppliers, make the best selections, and negotiate the best prices. What we offer you here are the fruits of our labors. In our opinion, the best of the best.
This season’s collection comes mainly from India, and is just a sampling of much more to come. It’s modern, with a touch of the traditional. It’s well priced – believe us, we’ve checked! And it’s in stock, ready to ship within 24 hours.
Won’t you give Silk Road Spirit a chance? Tell us what you think – do take a moment to comment on our blog if you can.
By the way, we can work miracles with custom orders as well. Do you need a special material of color? Do you have a tight turnaround time? A minuscule budget? Ask us for help – you’ll be pleased with the results.
All the best to you – from our house to yours!