Desert Art Gallery
Desert Art Gallery
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Speciality & Gift ShopsArt GalleriesAntique Shops
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Our shop specializes in textiles. We offer a wide range of selections of clothing and interior goods (bed and cushion covers, table cloths, rugs) You will be wowed with our collection of antique patchwork and tribal textiles from the surrounding villages of Jaisalmer. We would be happy to arrange domestic and international shipping. Come and see what the hands of the desert create.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Brian
    Atlanta, Georgia112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Wall Hangings!
    I love going to this shop. They have so many beautiful fabrics- wall hangings, runners, bedspreads, bags, etc. I bought several textiles and wall hangings from them. They have excellent quality, a large variety, and good prices. They are also very nice and kind. Thank you for my beautiful wall hangings!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Nomad57159923821
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful patchwork and a new friend!
    We stumbled upon this shop accidently and are so happy we did! Bhawani showed us beautiful patchwork tapestries and jackets, two of which I purchased. I especially enjoyed the personal touch with the stories of the original fabric's origins. We even met Bhawani the following day so he could show us some local favorite spots, a bit off the beaten path. 10/10!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Katherine H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vintage Beauty
    Desert Art Gallery has the most beautiful vintage textiles you will find in Jaisalmer Fort and beyond. The quality and authenticity of the products are incredible. There are many street vendors in the fort, however you will not find one of a kind textiles like Bhawani has. He travels near and far to find beautiful pieces. He is an artist with a great eye for detail.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Andy C
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great products and staff
    Fantastic products. They have a staff that’s happy to really show you everything, but it doesn’t feel high pressure like in many other stores. Wonderful patterns on what seem like high quality fabrics
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Brian T
    United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Textile Heaven
    I've been visiting India since 1971 and have collected Indian textiles for many years since. The Desert Art Gallery is textile heaven with a huge choice from old to contemporary and a wide range of prices to suit all budgets. What also makes a visit to the Desert Art Gallery so interesting is the wealth of knowledge and expertise that the owners have. Do visit, the shop is easy to find, the stock amazing and the owners really friendly!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 February 2024
  • Harry C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best textiles in town
    Just inside the front gate of the Jaisalmer Fort. Run by these two very friendly guys have immense knowledge of their Incredible fabrics and textiles. All their products are recycled and mostly handmade. I very much recommend the Desert Art Gallery to anyone visiting Jaisalmer.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Simon B
    Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best shop we found in Jaisalmer
    Fabulous experience. This shop is an attraction in itself. The shop has a dazzling array of antique wall hangings and dresses. We had Chai with Bhawani (Phoenix) and then agonised over which item to bargain for. We were delighted with our choice, an antique chest piece from a gypsy dress. Easy to find, it's the first shop as you walk into the fort.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Flyer67265259429
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and interesting store in the heart of a living fort.
    Awesome and unique shop in the Jaisalmer fort. Full to the brim with amazing pieces, from clothing to tapestries. Bhawani the owner was very chill and helpful. Treated me to tea and some of his mothers cooking. I made some purchases which he happily held on to until I returned home from my travels and sent them on to me then. Great place to visit, see some local and traditional clothing items and spend some time in a unique setting with nice people.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 May 2024
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Flyer67265259429
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Awesome and unique shop in the Jaisalmer fort. Full to the brim with amazing pieces, from clothing to tapestries.
Bhawani the owner was very chill and helpful. Treated me to tea and some of his mothers cooking.
I made some purchases which he happily held on to until I returned home from my travels and sent them on to me then.
Great place to visit, see some local and traditional clothing items and spend some time in a unique setting with nice people.
Written 22 May 2024
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Shamo O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Authentic and unique jackets, dresses, rugs and all kinds of fabric that the artist Bhawana creates using desert and tribals resources and themes. Each item tells a story and Bhawana is happy to tell you that story over a cup of chai.
Written 7 April 2024
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Marta G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Oh gooodness, this is very dangerous place and will drain your wallets so hold tight!
Amazing offering of contemporary and antique fabrics
Amazing service and knowledgable owner
I got a piece I would never ever think would fit me size wise but he just pick it and said try. And I totally love it!

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
Friendly and kind
Beautiful shopping experience
Thank you Felix!
Written 29 March 2024
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Simon B
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fabulous experience. This shop is an attraction in itself. The shop has a dazzling array of antique wall hangings and dresses. We had Chai with Bhawani (Phoenix) and then agonised over which item to bargain for. We were delighted with our choice, an antique chest piece from a gypsy dress.
Easy to find, it's the first shop as you walk into the fort.
Written 3 March 2024
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2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
One of the best gallery in jaisalmer old and vintage collection of desert area highly recommande this art gallery Nice collection of art
Written 26 February 2024
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Shagun Singh
New Delhi, India3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I visited the store which is located inside the fort entrance on my trip seeing the reviews only to find that the items are a bit overpriced .The shopkeeper has a good collection but charges do not commensurate to the work done on each item. Variety is present for wall hangings and cushion covers .
Written 25 February 2024
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Harry C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Just inside the front gate of the Jaisalmer Fort. Run by these two very friendly guys have immense knowledge of their Incredible fabrics and textiles. All their products are recycled and mostly handmade. I very much recommend the Desert Art Gallery to anyone visiting Jaisalmer.
Written 23 February 2024
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Chris T
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This emporium has a wide selection of textiles and the owner, Bhawani, is super friendly and helpful. His knowledge about fabrics and their designs provides great insight into the fabric making craft. His shop, which is in the walls of the old fort is like walking into a treasure trove. Really magical. Be sure to visit and take tea with Bhawani.
Written 22 February 2024
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Brian T
United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I've been visiting India since 1971 and have collected Indian textiles for many years since. The Desert Art Gallery is textile heaven with a huge choice from old to contemporary and a wide range of prices to suit all budgets. What also makes a visit to the Desert Art Gallery so interesting is the wealth of knowledge and expertise that the owners have. Do visit, the shop is easy to find, the stock amazing and the owners really friendly!
Written 15 February 2024
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John C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Definitely put this shop on your must-visit list. Great selection of beautiful textiles of all kinds with very fair prices.
Written 29 January 2024
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