Off in the distance, you hear the earthy drums and intriguing sound of music from a land far away. You make your way through the crowd toward a stage where the music calls you. When you arrive the crowd parts, as if one cue. And, there, on that stage, is a feast for your eyes to behold. Women adorned from head to toe in vintage tribal jewelry and colorful ethnic textiles telling a tale of sowing seeds through an enchanting dance. You watch, entranced, and wonder how you, too, can be a part of that magical beauty!
That was the day I became smitten with tribal belly dance and what led me to the path of a dream I had been envisioning, a merchant of glorious old ethnic treasures.
My fascination with all aspects of jewelry and crafts, especially ethnic, led me on a trip to India in 1998 to visit the craftspeople there. After returning from India I wanted to continue that journey and dreamed of owning an ethnic jewelry and textile shop. That serendipitous day at the music festival opened the door for me into the glorious world of tribal belly dance and the possibility of fulfilling my dream!
I've been importing and selling tribal jewelry and textiles since 2006. All things tribal are sourced from India, Central Asia, the Middle East, and North & West Africa with a focus on nomadic tribes such as the Banjara, Bedouin, Berber, Hilltribe, Kuchi, Rabari, Tuareg, and Turkoman.
I offer an ever-changing eclectic collection of vintage and contemporary tribal and bohemian treasures from around the world! I've helped adorn many dancers and jewelry lovers over the years at belly dance festivals up and down the West Coast of the U.S. and from this online shop. So, whether you're a tribal belly dancer, lover of ethnic jewelry, or you embrace the bohemian vibe, you can find it at Silk Road Tribal!
If you're someone who loves to see and touch the jewelry and textiles in person be sure to check the Schedule link above to see where the Silk Road Tribal Travelling Souk will be vending next! Come find the perfect pieces for your tribal belly dance costume or bohemian chic style. But, if you just can't wait, you can start shopping right here, right now!
Thank you for supporting my little one woman, small business over the past decade! Without you none of this would be possible and I am eternally grateful.
Best wishes and stardust kisses,
Silk Road Tribal sells only from this web site and shows on the West Coast. I do not have a brick and mortar store front.