Indus Imports

Indus Imports Bringing the look and feel of India to the DC metro area! Get updates and special discounts by subscribing here: http://eepurl.com/ul1Oj Indus Imports brings to you the finest, fairly traded handicrafts, shawls, bedding, art, and hand-knotted rugs from Kashmir and across India.
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As a Green America Approved Business we strive to operate in a socially just and environmentally sustainable manner. Ask us how!

Operating as usual

ALX: ONLY OPEN VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! The safety of the community is our first priority and as a sole proprieto...
03/16/2020

ALX: ONLY OPEN VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

The safety of the community is our first priority and as a sole proprietor I have made the difficult - yet crucial - decision to keep the shop closed until the need for social distancing has passed. We hope you will please follow these same measures put in place by local and federal authorities to do our best to keep all in our community, and nation, healthy and well.

In the meantime: let’s get creative! If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for rug consultation or ‘shopping’ over the phone please send an message on FB or email [email protected]

I am grateful for your continued support in these very uncertain times. We have loved being a small business owner in Old Town over the past 10 years, and look forward to opening our doors as soon as is safe for all in our community.

For more the most current information on social distancing and the novel coronavirus COVID19 and how you can do your part go to www.Alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus and www.CDC.gov

9 x 12  Silk Tree Of Life.(Bakhtari Design).Much of the significance cannot be attributed to ancient symbolism, which is...
12/08/2019

9 x 12 Silk Tree Of Life.(Bakhtari Design).
Much of the significance cannot be attributed to ancient symbolism, which is depicted in many carpet designs, but one cannot be dubious of the fact that there are at times religious and mythological ideas having a great influence on carpet art.

The tree of life design represents the connecting link between the three world levels of ancient Orient: Paradise (in the sky), the world of men (on Earth), and the world below. It is believed that above in the universe, they are united by a great axis running vertically through the center. The idea of depicting the world axis as a tree is very important as well as ancient and is found in many other arts, besides carpets (of course, in European as well as oriental mythology). Always to remember is that with oriental mythology, the language of Symbolism is many layered.

The universal appeal of tree of life design, or any other design, depends in purely aesthetic consideration of the suitability of motif in the given design situation and the degree of technical accomplishment in its’ execution.

The tree of life as world axis is by no means the only form of symbolic tree encountered in ancient art; we can find countless examples of tree in carpet designs with religious associations.

An awareness of possible mythological implications in tree designs needs however, to be balanced by the knowledge that much of Persia is stony desert, this alone should be sufficient reason why carpet designs should so often be filled with flowers and trees.

The tree of life finds its genesis in a village called Niriz halfway between Shiraz and Sirjand in Persia. Imam Gul Khan, the famous Governor of northwest province in Persia ordered a special carpet with tree of life design for the tomb of Sheikh Saidis. The carpet was completed in 8 years under the personal supervision of Ali Hashmi, the master weaver of par excellence. The same rug has even decorated the majestic courts of Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali.

During Iranian revolution, the rug was sold to a Britishers who later sold it to the Prince of Wales and is nowadays seen in Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

In Kashmir, the Hamdan family (descents of the Bakhtiyar tribe in persia) have been knotting Tree of life design carpets since 16th century with numerous variations. In fact, in reality, the Kashmiri variations in this design has outclassed the designs originally conceived in Persia, because of the various beautiful additions and improvements, which have been influenced by the beautiful environment of Kashmir “ The Paradise on Earth” having abundant natural beauty, flowers, trees, gardens, and streams.

Dab Dhar: This is a design conceived in Kashmir on exactly the same lines as that of “Tree of Life”. Basically there is no difference as for as content of design except the size of the rectangles in which the design of tree of life accommodated and accomplished. Nor does it, in any way encroach upon the originally conceived design of tree of life, which continues to enjoy same popularity today, as it commanded in yester years.

In the Dab Dhar design the rectangles are smaller say 3”x4” or 4”x5” or even this can be of square shape 4”x4” or 5”x5” depending upon the size of the carpet, while in tree of life the rectangles are usually of 8”x10” or 10”x12” size.

The Kashmir version or as Dab Dhar it is called, can accommodate more religious, mythological and other symbolism’s and is particularly suitable for smaller rugs, with possible scope for more color combinations; Dab Dhar in essence means kashmiri design in rectangles or square shape. — at Indus Imports.

Fall windows...#fairtadealexandria.#visitalexandriava.#shopsmall.#shoplocal.#kashmirsilkrugs.
10/14/2019

Fall windows.
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#fairtadealexandria.#visitalexandriava.#shopsmall.#shoplocal.#kashmirsilkrugs.

Happy Independence Day to all Indus Imports friends and families 🇺🇸 and be safe.``#fairtradealexandria #fairtradeindia #...
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day to all Indus Imports friends and families 🇺🇸 and be safe.
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#fairtradealexandria #fairtradeindia #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques ##oldtownalexandriava.
#extraordinaryalx #oldtownalexandria #kingstreet #handicrafts #india #kashmir #rugsofinstagram #shoplocal #fairtrade #greenamerica

Still time to buy gifts for Mother’s Day.We are open till 7pm today Friday and Saturday.Big discounts for Mother’s Day S...
05/10/2019

Still time to buy gifts for Mother’s Day.We are open till 7pm today Friday and Saturday.
Big discounts for Mother’s Day Special. @ Indus Imports

Nomadic tribes of North America have a rich tradition of creating stunning works of woven art, whether it be through bas...
05/01/2019

Nomadic tribes of North America have a rich tradition of creating stunning works of woven art, whether it be through baskets or rugs. Makamani collection draws its inspiration from the designs of Native American tribes and its name from the Lakota language meaning, “Earth Walker”. These tightly-constructed, flat-woven rugs depict modernized motifs that will engage the decor in any room.
Flat Weave.
Standard size
2'x3', 3'x5', 5'x8', 8'x10'

Light And Florid, But By No Means Delicate, The Elegance Collection Is Premier Hand-tufted Collection. Floral Designs Th...
05/01/2019

Light And Florid, But By No Means Delicate, The Elegance Collection Is Premier Hand-tufted Collection. Floral Designs That Are Rich In Tradition Make Up The Elegance Collection, Along With Subtle Colors In Handspun New Zealand Wool. For Added Effect, The Finest Art Silk Is Added, Perfectly Mimicking Its Hand-knotted Counterparts. This Beautiful Collection Of Area Rugs Is Each A Delight And Treasure That Will Last A Lifetime.
Hand Tufted.
Standard size.2'x3', 5'x8', 7'6''X9'6'', 8'x11'

The magnificence of this collection has a captivating charm that leaves you awestruck. Created with the elegant blend of...
05/01/2019

The magnificence of this collection has a captivating charm that leaves you awestruck. Created with the elegant blend of fine raw hand spun New Zealand wool and lustrous raw silk, these rugs are a class apart. The striking variety of colors to enhance the pattern creates a spell that enamors you. The collection comprises of bold, suave and stylish rugs, the alluring combination of urban decay and artistic scrawls has an enticing effect. When you browse through this collection, be prepared to be dazzled.

Standard size 2'x3', 6'x9', 8'x10', 9'x12', 10'x14'
Style.Modern All blue/Silver colors Avaialable any size.
Material.Raw Handspun New Zealand Wool & Silk

Precious Rainbow 🌈 Necklaces on Sale this weekend.
03/26/2019

Precious Rainbow 🌈 Necklaces on Sale this weekend.

What an amazing evening! Thank you all who came to our Grand Re-Opening! If you need wonderful henna work in the DMV rea...
10/14/2018

What an amazing evening! Thank you all who came to our Grand Re-Opening! If you need wonderful henna work in the DMV reach out to our new friend @bhavnashenna Thank you a Bhavna!
#Repost @bhavnashenna with @get_repost
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At @indus_imports doing henna for attendees of the Grand Opening of the store. If you want to buy unique handmade gifts with a cultural touch to them, of India you must visit this lovely store. They also have the best authentic carpets from India. 1223 King St Alexandria VA
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TONIGHT!! Drop your favorite celebration emoji if you're coming (or wish you could!)Hot chai, samosas with channa + chic...
10/13/2018

TONIGHT!! Drop your favorite celebration emoji if you're coming (or wish you could!)

Hot chai, samosas with channa + chicken tikka + pakora, plus a henna artist all to celebrate YOU, our community, and our beautiful new space! Drop your favorite celebration emoji if you're coming (or wish you could!).

Join us! RSVP here: http://eepurl.com/dHfwCD

Did you know? We take care of cleaning and custom repairs of rugs you already own (from anywhere)! Stop in or give Rais ...
10/04/2018

Did you know? We take care of cleaning and custom repairs of rugs you already own (from anywhere)! Stop in or give Rais a call to talk about what you may need. Contact info in bio!
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Indus Imports
09/13/2018

Indus Imports

Welcome to our new location! We are re-opened and ready to help you find the perfect rug for your home (or unique handic...
09/01/2018

Welcome to our new location! We are re-opened and ready to help you find the perfect rug for your home (or unique handicraft gift). Please come by and say hello! 1223 King. Old Town ALX.
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#extraordinaryalx #oldtownalexandria #kingstreet #handicrafts #india #kashmir #rugsofinstagram #shoplocal #fairtrade #greenamerica

07/14/2018

We are open as usual today Saturday 7/14 ☀️

07/13/2018

We are heartbroken about the tragedy that has happened next door to our business in Old Town Alexandria. Please know that we are safe, the incident did not occur at Indus Imports, and that our thoughts are with the victim's family.

Our block of King Street is blocked by police activity and we are closed for the rest of the day. We will let you know our status on Saturday 7/14 in the morning. Take care, Rais

Have you heard the news? We are shifting our location in Old Town Alexandria and need your help to reduce inventory! Awe...
07/06/2018
More Savings Through Monday!

Have you heard the news? We are shifting our location in Old Town Alexandria and need your help to reduce inventory! Awesome deals on rugs, jewelry, shawls and handicrafts this weekend! Details in the link >>>

Happy Independence Day to all Indus Imports friends and families 🇺🇸``#fairtradealexandria #fairtradeindia #visitalexandr...
07/04/2018

Happy Independence Day to all Indus Imports friends and families 🇺🇸
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#fairtradealexandria #fairtradeindia #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques #perfectgift

Ardebil Silk /Silk 5x7This splendid and world-famous design has its origin in the town of Kashan. Call us for price or c...
06/28/2018

Ardebil Silk /Silk 5x7
This splendid and world-famous design has its origin in the town of Kashan.
Call us for price or come to see you in store.
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#fairtraderugs #fairtadealexandria #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques @ Indus Imports

Tribal fine handmade hand-knotted wool Kazakh design. Call us for price or come to see our store All on sale.Sizes 3x5.4...
06/27/2018

Tribal fine handmade hand-knotted wool Kazakh design. Call us for price or come to see our store All on sale.
Sizes 3x5.4x6,5x8,6x9,8x109x12 and any size runners available.
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#fairtraderugs #fairtadealexandria #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques

Silk chain stitch on cotton with cotton lining floral design.Best to use on the back of your heard board in the bedroom ...
06/26/2018

Silk chain stitch on cotton with cotton lining floral design.
Best to use on the back of your heard board in the bedroom or any wall
in living room. Also, use as a rug on floor walk with no shoes!
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#fairtraderugs #fairtadealexandria #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques

Perfect Blue  Summer Tribal design hand made hand knitted soft wool Rug get any size you want.Call us for price or come ...
06/24/2018

Perfect Blue Summer Tribal design hand made hand knitted soft wool Rug get any size you want.Call us for price or come to see our store All on sale.
Sizes 3x5.4x6,5x8,6x9,8x109x12 and any size runners available.
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#fairtraderugs #fairtadealexandria #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques

Silk Runner Tree Of Life Design size 2ft x 6ft perfect for any room in the house.Silk Qum/Tree of life small square desi...
06/23/2018

Silk Runner Tree Of Life Design size 2ft x 6ft perfect for any room in the house.
Silk Qum/Tree of life small square design all Silk size 3ft x 5ft perfect for a
bedroom or to hang on the wall.
2 days sale all silk and wool rugs 30% to 60% off Sale ends Sunday.Call
for price or come to see our store. Don`t miss this Best sale of the starting summer!
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#fairtraderugs #fairtadealexandria #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques #perfectgift

Tribal silver handmade turquoise,lapis and coral necklace.Embossed in silver with hand cut stones perfect forcloudy Satu...
06/23/2018

Tribal silver handmade turquoise,lapis and coral necklace.
Embossed in silver with hand cut stones perfect for
cloudy Saturday!
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#fairtradealexandria #fairtradeindia #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques #perfectgift

All Precious Rainbow Necklace Hand Made Hand cut stones come in different lengths and in different designs..Emerald, Rub...
06/22/2018

All Precious Rainbow Necklace Hand Made Hand cut stones come in different lengths and in different designs.
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Emerald, Rubies and Saphire 9 Strands done on Silk Thread with multi colors adjustable Length.
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This Rainbow Design is perfect for this rainy day extraordinary to wear on any day but especially on this rainy Friday!
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#fairtradealexandria #fairtradeindia #visitalexandriava
#extraordinaryalx #shopsmall #otboutiques #perfectgift

Oriental Silk Rug Nain Design size 9ft x12 ft.Featured Sale for this weekend.Enquire sale price for this Beautiful Silk ...
06/21/2018

Oriental Silk Rug Nain Design size 9ft x12 ft.Featured Sale for this weekend.Enquire sale price for this Beautiful Silk Rug call or visit us at our store Sale ends this Weekend.#fairtraderugs

Beautiful silk and wool hand-knotted rugs from Kashmir and tribal regions in India. Come have a look! Open every day.
03/09/2018

Beautiful silk and wool hand-knotted rugs from Kashmir and tribal regions in India. Come have a look! Open every day.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner - drop by the store this week to find the perfect gift for that special someon...
02/10/2018

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner - drop by the store this week to find the perfect gift for that special someone!

#fairtradealexandria #extraordinaryalx

Beautiful new handicrafts and rugs in the shop! Need a unique gift for a birthday or anniversary? Come in and we’ll find...
01/12/2018

Beautiful new handicrafts and rugs in the shop! Need a unique gift for a birthday or anniversary? Come in and we’ll find the perfect treasure.
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#extraordinaryAlx #otboutiques #fairtrade #shopsmall #india #imports #gift #treasure

We’re here for your last minute gifts! Open Christmas Eve until 3:30pm. Closed on Christmas Day. See you soon!
12/24/2017

We’re here for your last minute gifts! Open Christmas Eve until 3:30pm. Closed on Christmas Day. See you soon!

Hand embroidered Pashmina shawls, available in store. Makes a great gift for loved ones this holiday season!Special free...
12/17/2017

Hand embroidered Pashmina shawls, available in store. Makes a great gift for loved ones this holiday season!Special free shipping on these Shawls. #visitalexandria #fairtradeindia

Indus Imports's cover photo
12/16/2017

Indus Imports's cover photo

Monday Beautiful Sky.
12/05/2017

Monday Beautiful Sky.

Address

1223 King St
Alexandria, VA
22314

Metro - Blue or Yellow Line King Street Stop - walk 4 blocks on King Street. Indus Imports is on the block between Fayette Street and South Payne Street.You can also catch the free King Street trolley. From Metro, get off at the South Patrick Street stop. When you hop off the trolley look to your right and you'll see us two doors up!

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 4pm
Tuesday 11am - 4pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 349-1115

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