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Siva Oriental Rugs

"This is one of the best Delhi shops for some exquisite carpets from Central Asia. If you are shopping in Delhi for rare carpets , you would do good to visit this store in the Shahpur Jat shopping market. A flight of stairs transports you to a world of oriental rugs. Wonderful carpets and rugs from Iran, Afghanistan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Kashmir. are all laid out. The breath-taking creations are sourced from village craftsmen in various countries. Unique, traditional patterns in vibrant colours like red, brown, crème, and black and white make the carpets stand out. Particularly spectacular are the kilims (flat tapestry woven carpets from the Balkans, normally used as decoratives or as prayer mats). Kilims are also used as floor carpets in Western countries these days. There is a good collection of carpets and kilims in wall-to-wall sizes as well as non-standard sizes to fit required spaces. The carpets are made of wool and silk. The prices are at Rs. 5,000 for very small rugs, Rs. 9,000 for a 3 by 4 feet carpet and Rs. 12,000 for the 4 by 6 feet carpet. The more expensive carpets bear prices that range from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 2 lakh each. The prices depend on the material, size and antique value. Worn and antique carpets from various countries around the world are also restored and sold. The shop is big and well-lit and has been around for many years. The owners also have a smaller showroom close by . This is a basement shop for cushions, Indian dhurries, shaggy carpets and woollen carpets. These carpets are woven in the Indian e State of Uttar Pradesh. They cost anywhere from Rs5000 to Rs 10000/piece. In addition to the carpets, they stock some colourful poofs and floor cushions. They are colourful because of the colored threads used in the embroidery and the applique work that is done on the coverings of these pieces. These pieces are created in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The staff is friendly and pays attention to your needs and the owner is usually present to give you special guidance. You would find value for money in the products that you buy in this Delhi shop."
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Shahpur Jat Shopping Places

The Royal Town of the Jats, if literally translated, Shahpur Jat is a fascinating place and one of New Delhi’s well kept secrets. The narrow, cramped lanes, winding through crumbling haveli style houses belie the royal stature the area held during the times of Allaudin Khilji. He founded Siri, the first Muslim city of Delhi at Shahpur Jat in 1303.

It included the Siri Fort area and the neighbouring Hauz Khas reservoir as well. Now all that remains is parts of the stone wall or fort, a mosque, a structure called Baradari and the Tohfa Wali Gumbad.

Shahpur Jat Monuments

About 900 years ago, Shahpur Jat was slowly occupied by the Dagar farmers from Indri in Haryana. The land was fertile, they were able farmers and got rich quickly. As more clans came in, Shahpur Jat (the wealthy colony of Jats) came into being.

The surroundings are in ruins now, but Shahpur Jat still draws tourists to the old monuments…and some chic shops! The government acquired the open farmlands here in 1978, to create the posh colonies of the Asiad Village, Panchsheel Park and Hauz Khas. The already heavily compensated farmers later made a killing by adding extra floors to their houses – it is these structures that now house designers’ shops.

Bridal Boutique Shops in Shahpur Jat

Yes, today Shahpur Jat is a trendy hotspot for fashion boutiques in Delhi. Its proximity to fashion and design colleges in the Hauz Khas area, the cheaper rental prices and an artsy neighbourhood have all made it a prime location for aspiring designers to set up shop here.

Tucked into various corners of old bungalows, these designer stores retail anything from funky western tops and dresses through fabulous designer sarees in Kota, cotton and silk through trendy silver jewellery and unique home decor products.

Best Shops in Shahpur Jat

WRAP sells exclusive stoles, shawls and cloaks. The Shoe Garage sells custom- made shoes for women, while The Bag Garage sells clutches and purses. Shops like Creative Ghar and others sell kitsch furniture and home decor including sofas, beds, statues, candles, table-ware and cushions. Tan Him also sells pillows with cartoon prints and very elegant bags.

Ready-made designer apparel abound and Bridal Wear Dresses at Couple Cut Couture. Take your pick from Sitara Tarini, Osho, Viva, Aakarshan, Haute Couture, Darzi and Niket. Revolution offers designer wear in extra large sizes. Jewellery is somewhat exclusive – check out Aakaar, Tavishi and Kalden and decide for yourself. Go to Maya for wedding trousseaux, tunics, kurtas and customized dresses.

Shahpur Jat Market – Dada Jungi Lane

In the Jungi House lane, you will find Pakistani cotton suits with a starting price range of just Rs. 1000 each at Home Linen. Painted kettles and colored flower pots at Maximum are popular.

Shiva Oriental Rugs houses a large collection of expensive and exquisite Turkish and Afghan carpets and rugs.

The market is also home to a number of workshops for clothes and carpets, and is one of the largest production centres for Zari embroidery in North India.

It boasts of a number of books shops and publishing houses which not only stock old books in various languages but have technicolor posters of old Hindi films for sale as well.

The Quiet Village

Coupled with quaint coffee shops and shady trees, the book stores provide a quiet retreat from the hustle bustle of shops, where one can relax and enjoy the charming side of city life.

If you need to eat, The Slice of Italy is the only place. That apart, The Cafe Garage provides sandwiches. Otherwise you only have makeshift tea-stalls.

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Days Closed : Sunday

Timing 11:30am-7:30pm

Bus/Metro : Siri Fort bus stop/Hauz Khas metro station, yellow line.

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