1113 W 36th St Baltimore, MD 21211

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410-467-1700 | info@atthecaravan.com

UNIQUE GIFTS, CLOTHING & FURNITURE FROM AROUND THE WORLD

AT THE CARAVAN

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about-caravanserai

Experience Caravanserai

Experience Caravanserai. Our refreshing collection of beautiful home décor, unique fashion and creatively crafted treasures from around the globe will inspire you. Ethically sourced, each piece has been chosen for its artistry. Explore the shop, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea, and experience our world of craft and design.

Fashion

Kantha coats, fashionable summer tunics and elegant scarves abound at the Caravan.  Each handcrafted garment is created with traditional techniques such as ikat and shibori dyeing, block printing and embroidery. Our designs celebrate color, print and texture.  New arrivals weekly.

Furniture

Hand made furniture created using skills passed down through generations.  Often incorporating reclaimed materials, such as wrought iron, repurposed boat teak, and architectural detailing, our pieces convey a glimpse into their exotic past. Our stock is continually refreshed with intricately painted cabinets, carved bed stands, tiled coffee tables, fluted columns and embroidered sofas.

Home Décor

Our curated inventory includes a myriad of exotic lighting fixtures and accent pieces that will brighten up your home. Always in stock are garden Buddha and Ganesha statues, Moroccan lamps, jute rugs, hand block printed tablecloths, and playfully bright embroidered poofs.  We are constantly receiving new items. Discover what the Caravan has in store for you.

Accessories

The Caravan has a wide range of jewelry from Afghani tribal rings to Indian sterling silver gemstone earrings to carved wooden Balinese necklaces. Looking for a pair of Italian slippers in gorgeous ikat fabric?  A French shopping basket? Perhaps a halo flower crown? Our stunning collection of beads, handbags, baskets, and gemstones makes for inspired gift giving, for both you and a friend.

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Our Products

Our international network means our products are constantly changing. This ensures that the Caravan offers the most unique products from across the globe. Check out our new arrivals or stop by to see our latest finds.

our-philosophy-is

Along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route connecting Europe, Africa and Asia, Caravanserais provided shelter to travelers and camel caravans.
A Caravanserai is a meeting point for culture and commerce.

late 16th century: from Persian kārwānsarāy, from kārwān ‘caravan’ + sarāy ‘palace.’
global-reach

Global Reach

Afghanistan

lapis lazuli
tribal arts

Bali

traditional carved doors
unique boat furniture
statement light fixtures

Guatemala

huipiles
traditional embroidered textiles

Haiti

steel drum art

India

painted furniture
columns
doors
exclusive block printed textiles
silk shibori

Java

hand crafted teak furniture
fabulous glass beads

Kyrgyzstan

nomadic shyrdak carpets
tush kyiz yurt art

Mexico

paper mache
tin and clay decorations
oil cloth
day of the dead

Morocco

leather poufs
tea pots
tea glasses
hand crafted lamps and lanterns
silk shibori

Nepal

finely knitted merino wool
hemp
nuno felted silk
yak bone
singing bowls

Pakistan

gemstones
beads
carpets

Thailand

exquisite carved furniture
gold leafed teak buddhas
garden sculptures

Tibet

thangkas
buddhist meditative painting
coral and turquoise jewelry

Turkmenistan

tribal jewelry

Uzbekistan

suzani Embroidery
ikat textiles

Vietnam

lacquerware
basketry

behind-the-scenes

Behind the Scenes

Victory

Victory

East Timor

Victory carves totems, ancestral masks and gators.

Ikun

Ikun

Bali

Ikun creates paradisical birds.

Unik

Unik

Bali

Unik is my right hand in Bali. Together we create silkscreened fabrics.

Win

Win

Thailand

Win, our #1 sculptor, has adopted three fabulous kids.

Mr. Khaja

Mr. Khaja

Kashmir

Mr. Khaja is a master artisan specialized in papier-mâché creation.

Simon

Simon

Indonesia

Simon is an effigy carver from the island of Sumba.

Women's Collective

Women's Collective

Nepal

This fair trade women’s collective is making felt in Kathmandu.

Waraluk

Waraluk

Thailand

Waraluk creates small dolls, “lovelies,” to fund her animal shelter.

Victory

Victory

East Timor

Victory carves totems, ancestral masks and gators.

Ikun

Ikun

Bali

Ikun creates paradisical birds.

Unik

Unik

Bali

Unik is my right hand in Bali. Together we create silkscreened fabrics.

Win

Win

Thailand

Win, our #1 sculptor, has adopted three fabulous kids.

Mr. Khaja

Mr. Khaja

Kashmir

Mr. Khaja is a master artisan specialized in papier-mâché creation.

Simon

Simon

Indonesia

Simon is an effigy carver from the island of Sumba.

Women's Collective

Women's Collective

Nepal

This fair trade women’s collective is making felt in Kathmandu.

Waraluk

Waraluk

Thailand

Waraluk creates small dolls, “lovelies,” to fund her animal shelter.

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  • Caravanserai owner, Ruth Turner specializes in rare imports, she travels to Indonesia and India to source antiques and architectural salvaged items, and then has them shipped back to her shop…

    Nate Berkus
  • The most fascinating shop in Baltimore.

    Pamela P.
  • Caravanserai feels like I’m wandering through a bazaar (not bizarre!) somewhere in Morocco… it is a big space with a market feel and you can tell that whoever is doing the curating has a careful eye and a love for exotic treasures.

    Samantha G.
  • My favorite shop in Baltimore! It’s an explosion of East meets West goodies!

    Francis E.
  • Exotic meets creativeness, what more can a girl want?

    Noralyn P.
  • Beautiful shop with wondrous treasures. Wanted to buy everything!

    Alexandra S.Z.
  • Being #atthecaravan is a trip to the Casbah. Love this shop.

    Pamm P.
  • Diverse collections of jewelry, clothing, artifacts. ALWAYS A TREAT!

    Sharon S.
  • A Bohemian Sanctuary! Decorate Yourself and your Home.

    Dawn S.