Ten Second Takeaway

Tribes India, set up by TRIFED, is a store that houses a range of art and craft products created by tribes from various parts of India, giving them exposure and empowering them with the profits made by the sales.

What’s in store?

tribes1They source products from all the Indian states housing tribal population: Warli paintings from Maharashtra, Gont paintings from Madhya Pradesh, Katha saris and Batik kurtas from West Bengal, brass jewellery from Orissa, little tribal print potlis from Nagaland, Pashmina shawls from Ladakh etc.

What we loved about the store is its inclusive exclusivity. If you walk in looking to get a present for someone, chances are you’ll find it whether the recipient is a man, woman or child. Also, special shoutout to their wall hangings.

Shop for a cause

A certain percentage of the profits goes directly to the artisans and craftsmen who create these products, so even though the prices are a little bit on the high side, we’re still taking out our wallets here.

PS: They’ve got some great snug winter wear, so it may be worth a visit before the season ends.

Where: Click here for a complete list of stores.

Price: Starting at INR 190 for a pair of earrings, INR 800 for a men’s shirt, INR 1,600 for a stole

Find out more here.

Feature image courtesy: swadesh.unnatisilks.com