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Baba Black Sheep, Varanasi

(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Handpick fashionable silks and pashminas at Baba Black Sheep, a store with a lot of experience and a trustworthy reputation. Immerse yourself in a world of colors, textures, styles, and designs as you browse through the shop's wares. Treat yourself with a traditional Indian shawl or a colorful scarf. The store's fixed-price, no bargaining policy gives you the pleasure of shopping in peace, and you can ask the trustworthy owner to help you make your selection. For more than a decade, the shop has satisfied customers from around the world with its no-pressure approach and quality service. Work out when and for how long to visit Baba Black Sheep and other Varanasi attractions using our handy Varanasi holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Lovely experience shopping here away from the hubbub of the old town. Fixed prices so no haggling required, great selection of items in all price ranges and had fun learning about synthetic vs real si...  more »
  • Nice place, with good price and transparent service. I recommend that the travelers get passed it, the drivers will not take you it, so ask to go to the nearest gathe and va walk!
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  • Silks and fabrics of very good quality, far from tourist circuits and therefore some tricks... Very good for durable and popular souvenirs. Seller very friendly
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Google
  • So yes it is Lonely planet recommended, his choices are rich. Owner friendly knowledgable and serves you chai. He will give you a 20-30 minute talk on how to ID silk and Cashmere when burnt, the first smell like hair the second clumps. Scarves 20$ up Fabric for Sari drape 45-50$ up for 5 meters Negative: you pay foreigner prices because it is written up in Lonely Planet. 20$ for that silk scarf instead of 8$-10$. I saw the same silk scarf in Delhi for less of the cost. That being said, I view it as paying for a learning experience, pleasant enough, just not a fair cost for India shopping.
  • Lots of information about the products and a few tests to see if you are buying the real deal. It's very difficult to tell! Large range of products. Very nice and helpful staff.
  • GOOD SHOP
  • Welcoming little shop with a showroom for a broad selection of typical cotton, silk, pashmina, etc. products in different qualities. The prices may or may not be cheap but fair enough, this shop is an "oasis" with air-con and perfect english consultation away from the chaotic streets. The owner is a smart business man with a touch of arrogance and a successful, bilateral concept for both, his business and foreign tourists. I trusted him more than the exhausting touts from the markets and I truly enjoyed his "shop experience". Kudos to him also for spending a lot of time explaining the materials and how these can be correctly identified. In a nutshell: I'd recommend this place if you want to be sure of WHAT you are buying!