SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA

A region famed for its extraordinary wealth and diversity of textile traditions, not to mention jewelry and metalsmithing, basketry and more, South and Central Asia is represented by many brands listed on the Folk Ark Directory. With such a depth of tradition, skill and aesthetic flair, how could it not be?!

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cloth roads

Handmade textile accessories, home textiles, fabric and textile artisan supplies sourced from artisans worldwide, with an emphasis on community development and female empowerment.

Based in USA | Produced worldwide

Ships to USA & Canada; international on request

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DARA ARTISANS

Diverse collection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor and textiles curated from artisan sources worldwide. Highlights include contemporary Acoma pottery and an exquisite range of Lao and Bhutanese textiles.

Based in USA | Produced worldwide

Ships to USA and Puerto Rico; international on request

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deccan footprints

Online gallery and direct market portal for the work of Indian folk artists, including special focus on individual artists of the Bhil, Gond, Madhubani, Patua and Warli people.

Based in USA | Produced in India

Ships to International

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THE DHARMA DOOR

Accessories, stationery, home decor and textiles sourced from Bangladeshi artisan cooperatives adhering to Fair Trade guidelines on on provision of wages, healthcare and education

Based in Australia, USA | Produced in Bangladesh

Ships to Australia, USA; international on request

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global goods partners

Jewelry, accessories and home decor produced by 40 female artisan groups in 20 countries across the Global South.

Based in USA | Produced worldwide

Ships to USA

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house of wandering silk

Clothing, accessories and jewelry produced in partnership with female artisans under the guiding principle that "there is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness"

Based in India | Produced in South, Central & East Asia

Ships to International

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ibu movement

An 'ibu' is a woman of respect, and the emphasis of this movement is on the sustainable self-sufficiency of women through their skill in traditional crafts, creating handmade luxury goods that seamlessly fuse tradition with classic glamour.

Based in USA | Produced worldwide

Ships to International

Injiri-Minzuu

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Homeware, accessories and toys from a broad range of sources, fusing modern design with traditional craftsmanship as a means of preserving endangered handicraft techniques and empowering their practitioners.

Based in USA | Produced worldwide

Ships to International 

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territory design

Home decor and textiles curated from a network of artisans and makers into a collection of unique handcrafted items that reflect the brand's taste for nature, culture and quality, while retaining both function and a timeless aesthetic.

Based in USA | Produced worldwide

Ships to International

IMAGE: House of Wandering Silk - Vintage saree dealer Mini displays her wares and beautiful jewelry, India