Accessories & gifts from around the world
Namaskaar is based in the Poitou-Charente region of France and was established at the end of 2007 selling shawls, gifts and other items from India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In 2009, whilst continuing to focus predominately on products from the Indian sub-continent, we extended our range by introducing selected items from South East Asia.
Our name, ‘Namaskaar’, derives from the Hindi and Sanskrit word “namaste” which is a common greeting used throughout India and South East Asia. When spoken to another person, it can it can be accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointed upwards, in front of the chest.
Many of our products are hand made allowing you to appreciaite the culture and craftsmanship of these South East Asian countries. We always try and maintain a high standard at the same time ensuring our prices are affordable and realistic. With this in mind, we try and obtain fair traded products as much as possible.
We sell our products at French Markets and Annual Seasonal Fairs. Once a year (in mid-November) we host a Christmas Open Day. We can also post items if it is not possible to visit us at an of these events.
Have a look at the Events page to find out where we will be next!