A store that is a treasure trove for the home décor enthusiast. Situated in the bustling and stylish GK-1 N Block, Delhi, Silk Road & Beyond could be easy to miss as it is a basement shop with a narrow entrance. But their eye-catching display window enticed me to check it out.
Inspired by the ancient network of trade routes, the silk route between India and China, Silk Road & Beyond is a lifestyle store with a diverse variety of unusual and carefully curated products.
Started in October 2008, Silk Road & Beyond is a journey through India and the Far East, showcasing the owners’ passion for exquisite yet simple artefacts. The store is unlike other Delhi décor stores I have seen – it is neither very large nor very glitzy. The stock is eclectic and chosen with a keen eye. There is only a piece or two of each chosen product and I found it difficult to decide which I liked more. The store’s main focus is on Indian textiles and handicrafts sourced from all over. They stock an innovative range of block printed products in cotton and velvet fabrics. I was mesmerised by their silk brocade and hand-embroidered collection of cushion covers, runners, and table mats.
The shop stocks a very stylish range of designer mirrors, coloured copper plates, beaten metal lanterns, coloured glass vases, urns, and very funky poly fibre and acrylic artefacts and photo frames. From high-end cultural artefacts to simple modern utility items, Silk Road & Beyond offers a colourful melange of old world charm with modern sophistication.
Silk Road & Beyond
N 18, Basement, N Block Market
Greater Kailash I
New Delhi – 110048