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Taking place this Festive Season!

As well as our shop at 13 -15 Golborne Road, ISHKAR will be hosting and taking part in a number of unique shopping events around London and beyond this Festive Season. Here are some for your diary!

Most events are subject to booking and spaces are limited so we recommend booking early to guarantee your place.

  

 

ISHKAR Christmas Pop-up at Persephone Books, Bath:

Join ISHKAR for a 3-day Christmas pop-up hosted at Persephone Books. Shop new collections, ISHKAR favourites, and hand-crafted Christmas gifts that make an impact.

Discover in person recent product launches including block-printed nightwear handmade in Pakistan, contemporary kilims handwoven in Afghanistan, as well as ISHKAR's permanent collection of semi-precious jewellery, handblown glassware and tailored waistcoats from Afghanistan.

Join us on the 19th of November for a free screening of "Where The Light Shines".

18-20 November 2022
Persephone Books, 8 Edgar Buildings Bath BA1 2EE.

Register here.

 

Festive Fair at Leighton House:

We’re delighted to take part in an evening of Silk Road, culture, history and craft hosted by Ottoman Silks at the newly renovated Leighton House and Sambourne House.

Ticket fee includes entry to Leighton House with complimentary drink on arrival, a talk on Iznik Ceramics by Melanie Gibson and lots of treasures to shop from ISHKAR and friends Nimuri, Pippa Small Jewellery, mishka.handcrafts, Ottoman Silks and Oshana.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022
From 6:30pm

Book your spot here.

 

A Conscious Christmas Market at Asthall Manor:

We have teamed up with some of our favourite brands for a festive shopping experience in the stunning grounds of Asthall Manor in Burford, on Saturday, 26 November.

Visitors will have the opportunity to support independent brands by shopping for impactful gifts that pair luxury with purpose. Expect lovely Christmas gifts, mulled wine and wreath-making for an abundance of festive cheer.

Shop exquisite glassware, jewellery and kilims from ISHKAR. Artisan woven scarves, cosy knits and beanies from Thread Tales. Handcrafted homeware by Goldfinger. Sustainable clothing from Tamay and Me. Artisanal home & lifestyle collections sourced throughout Africa from Hadeda. Luxurious organic soaps and skincare products from La Eva and organic underwear from Pico Goods.

Saturday, 26 November 2022
10:30 – 4pm

Book your spot here.

 

Festive Shopping & Christmas Wreath Making with Goldfinger and ISHKAR:

Goldfinger and ISHKAR welcome you to an evening of conscious shopping and festive merriment.

Join us at our shared showroom on the vibrant Golborne road in the heart of Notting Hill. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie whilst shopping exquisite glassware, jewellery and textiles handcrafted in Afghanistan, Myanmar and more from ISHKAR, and people and planet-positive furniture and homeware from Goldfinger and their closest partners.

We will also be running a wreath-making workshop, where you can join us to create a beautiful Christmas wreath to take home using seasonal foliage. Limited capacity, book a ticket to secure a spot in advance

Wednesday, 30 November 2022
5 – 8pm 

Book your spot here.

 

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