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Baba Black Sheep, Varanasi

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Gift & Specialty Shop Shopping
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
  • Based on reviews on Tripadvisor I headed to Baba Black Sheep. The lady in the store: Pria, spoke excellent English and was very helpful. There was no hard sell, which is a rare treat in India. The sil...  more »
  • I have been living in India for one year now and can say this is one of the few stores in this country where you can feel comfortable that you are not only getting a fair price, but also the highest q...  more »
  • Priya and her Dad were very helpful. Priya showed me a whole range of products and helped to explain their quality and price. She was attentive and made sure to show me that each item was silk by doin...  more »
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  • Went there to buy scarfs. They are a bit cheaper than anywhere else but the gi ril selling them was a bit grumpy. So we rather bought them in center od Varanasi, where we have found lovely stoor with more "human" approach.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Good
  • 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!