Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dizzying Patterns of Wood BlocksKnown locally as the "Hippie Market," Paharganj has everything you need and plenty of surprises, too. Check out these stunning printing blocks in every size, style, and material. The proprietor of the shop, Mr. Jimmy, took us to his nearby warehouse in a building that used to be his hotel. We reached through the winding back streets where we sipped tea, listened to stories of his days as a hotelier, and looked at glass and paper lanterns, wooden boxes with pretty ceramic knobs, craft bracelets, sculptures of Hindu gods, architectural details, and so much more. Shopping with Mr. Jimmy is more of a cultural event than it is an opportunity to fill your bag, though your backpack will certainly be full when you leave.