Shopping in Northeast States

  • Shopping in Shillong

    Iew Duh

    The vast, crowded public market area ( bara bazar means 'big market') is one of the most animated shopping areas in the Northeast. You'll reach it about 1.75km west of the big Police Bazar roundabout along GS Rd. Thousands of Khasi tribespeople flock in from their villages, selling everything from baskets and handcrafted arrows to bamboo fish traps and edible frogs.

  • Shopping in Guwahati

    Maati Centre

    Maati (Soil) supports the indigenous peoples of the Northeast through sales of their very appealing handicrafts – including saris, scarves, jewellery, ceramics, notebooks, bags and more. Many of the items are made by the Mishing people of Majuli Island.

  • Shopping in Guwahati

    Modern Book Depot

    Check out this shop or United Publishers next door for a good selection of books in English, especially titles on Northeast India.

  • Shopping in Guwahati

    North East Network

    This organisation works to empower rural women by supporting collectives in fields like weaving. Sales of products, such as bags, table mats and small wall hangings, goes toward their social mission.

  • Shopping in Guwahati

    Jagaran

    Fine bamboo crafts, textiles, wickerwork, woodcarvings, traditional Assamese japi hats and many a carved rhino are all for sale at this state-operated emporium.

  • Shopping in Shillong

    National Book Agency

    This well-stocked shop has a comprehensive English-language catalogue with Indian and international fiction, plus a few Lonely Planet guidebooks.

  • Shopping in Kohima

    Nagaland State Emporium

    Has a decent selection of Naga tribal shawls priced from around ₹1000 to ₹5000.