For twenty five years, Minneapolis has been home to one of North America’s best kept secrets, a little shop called ‘Khazana,’ a treasure trove of rare Indian textiles, art and jewellery – the name itself being the Urdu word for ‘treasure.’ The vast collection of handcrafted objects is an expression of a lifelong love affair with exquisite fabrics and cloth by the shop’s founder, Anju Kataria. Renowned for her knowledge and passion for textiles, Anju has the kind of expertise that is cultivated through years spent working with weavers and tradesmen searching the far corners of the earth for beautiful additions to her collection. Every piece in the shop represents a story of the place from which it came, the hands through which it passed, and Anju became the storyteller.
Anju Kataria, Founder + Owner
We try to bring awareness to the hard work of the artisans we source from by sharing the history of the pieces with our customers, bringing in international artists for lectures, collaborating with art institutions, or supporting the spaces that share our mission. These traditional arts are kept alive and sustained by preserving their history, ensuring fair wages, and work longevity. We try to spread awareness of what exists beyond our borders; what it truly takes for these pieces to be created and brought here.
At Khazana, we have relationships with our sources, and have the unique opportunity to have direct interactions, to work alongside the artists, and discuss new designs as they are happening. With every new collaboration, we are adopting the mission of the artisan, the maker, or the producer; weaving together to make a collective vision for the shop.
Inside Khazana Gallery: Inspiring traditions and connections around the world
— Shatter The Looking Glass
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Travel with Khazana
Join your friends at Khazana to indulge in the diverse culture exploring the beauty, crafts, and foods of India. For the past 25 years, Anju Kataria has been traveling the cities and villages of India in search of exotic and beautiful objects to share with her visitors of her shop. In February, 2016, Anju took her first small group of adventurers to India on a hunt for handicrafts, stories and friendships. Join us and experience Anju's India for yourself!
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New Delhi - India's sprawling cultural capital
Jaipur - The Pink City
Bagru - A village of master block-printers
Amber - The historic fort city
Bastar - Tribal areas of Central India. A treasure trove full of wonders, colors, and surprises!
Anju Kataria, Owner and Founder of Khazana, at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe next to Aboubakar Fofana.
Natalie Quinn, Outreach at Khazana, scouting the first Khazana Travel Tour in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India with the tribal children.