Welcome to the Imports From India shop, located just behind the Rivers Edge Cafe, in the rustic log cabin overlooking the Youghiogheny River. Stop in before or after lunch at the Cafe, or as you walk down the lane to visit Rivers Edge Antiques.
In our shop, you will find imports from the regions of Kashmir and Rajasthan, India. There are many styles of cotton and leather purse, silk shawls and scarves, ladies ferans along with woolen ponchos and hats for men. Also, hand carved walnut bowls and a large variety of hand-painted paper mache boxes and figurines. Amazing designs and colors of tapestries, table runners, pillow covers, hassocks and bedspreads. Colorful cotton shirts, a variety of silver jewelry, aruvedic soap and incense along with small hand carved soap stones and wooden animals that are great little gifts to easily carry home on your bicycle!!!
Along with the items from India, are a few unique handicrafts from Ethiopia, South Africa and Uganda. Decorative metalwork crosses, painted religious artworks on carved wood or animal skin, baskets made of local grasses, beaded bracelets and the famous Ethiopian Frankincense resin that is burned as incense.
Viewing the Products page will give you an idea as to what is available in the Import Shop. The photos in the Inspiration Gallery are what inspired me to share these unique and beautiful hand crafted items, with all who are visitors to this quaint village of Confluence, Pennsylvania located in the heart of The Laurel Highlands and the Great Allegheny Passage.
Hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 to 5:00, by appointment, or if you see the gardener out and about, she would be more than happy to share this experience with you.
For more information, call the River’s Edge Cafe at: 814 395 5059.
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