Versatile, Lightweight and very Stylish Ethnic Jewellery
So DSF is all around us but make a detour and buy some handcrafted ethnic jewellery at very reasonable prices. Great if you’re travelling and want to keep your real stuff for Dubai. It works well with all kinds of outfits, formal, informal, ethnic and Western. Just don’t overdo it!
Where can I buy this ethnic jewellery from?
Fabindia – a household name to most Indians from India. This Mankhool Road (Karama) store (telephone 04 398 9633) specializes in all things handmade and traditional, but not with typical artisanal price tags attached. There is easy parking in front of the store. (You can stock up on computer paper and accessories next door and go to Kamat’s 2 minutes drive away for Dosas) I assume the name Fab India started out as a combination of Fabric from India? Do let me know…
What else apart from ethnic jewellery?
Not only ethnic jewellery but hand spun pure cotton tunics (the mens designs are super and make great presents for Fathers Day or Dad’s birthday) and matching loose trousers too. Lampshades with block printed designs and a vast array of pure cotton table cloths, napkins and mats. The store also has a range of furnishing fabrics from cotton to pure silk, ideal for blinds. I have also bought handblock printed bottle bags and notebooks here too. So a great place to stock up on non perishable presents that are hand crafted and a bit different.
How much are the items here?
The ear rings I looked at ranged from Dhs 60 to Dhs 200. The men’s cotton tunics were Dhs 110 for the plain and Dhs 225 for the ones with embroidery. I bought these for my elderly father, they make a much better alternative than pyjamas as they can double up as casual day clothes too.
Why did I choose to write a post on Ethnic Jewellery and Fab India?
Because I put up a picture of the ear rings on my Instagram and got 22 likes almost immediately ! I genuinely liked the products and the prices are good. I don’t think my Expat western readers are familiar with a store like Fabindia but I think it’s worth a visit. Not a bad place to get some unusual Valentine’s Day gifts either.