Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Lhasa


This impressive nonprofit enterprise aims to bolster traditional Tibetan handicrafts in the face of rising Chinese and Nepali imports. Products are unique and of high quality, and they are made using traditional tec…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Siem Reap

Artisans Angkor

On the premises of Les Chantiers Écoles is this beautiful shop, which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. There’s also a second shop opposite Angkor …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Delhi

Central Cottage Industries Emporium

This government-run multilevel store is a wonderful treasure trove of fixed-price, India-wide handicrafts. Prices are higher than in the state emporiums, but the selection of woodcarvings, jewellery, pottery, papier…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dhaka


Charming folk handicrafts and clothes with a funky modern twist. You'll find the best brightly painted toy rickshaws here, and if you've time to order in advance you can even get yourself inserted into your own luri…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Delhi

Dilli Haat

This open-air food-and-crafts market is a cavalcade of colour and sells regional handicrafts from all over India; bargain hard. With lots of food stands it’s also a good place to sample cheap, delicious regional spe…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Delhi


Crafts, curios, textiles and homewares from the Crafts Council of India, designed with flair and using traditional techniques but offering some contemporary, out-of-the-ordinary designs.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Akihabara, Kagurazaka & Kōrakuen

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan

This ace arcade under the JR tracks (its name refers to the distance from Tokyo Station) offers an eclectic range of stores selling Japanese-made goods – everything from pottery and leatherwork to cute aliens, a nod…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Downtown Kyoto


Zōhiko is the best place in Kyoto to buy one of Japan's most beguiling art and craft forms: lacquerware. If you aren't familiar with just how beautiful these products can be, you owe it to yourself to make the pilgr…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Nyaung U


This colourful boutique has gorgeous textiles, bags, toys, handicrafts and clothing that are entirely produced by a women's cooperative started by the international NGO ActionAid. Some 600 artisans based in more tha…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Yangon

Yo Ya May

There's a wonderful array of hill-tribe textiles at this long-running stall in Bogyoke Aung San Market. As well as weavings produced by the Karen and Kachin, you'll find colourful works of Chin State, such as blanke…