Our shop Shirdak situated in Amsterdam

shirdak located on the prinsengracht 192
shop shirdak in Amsterdam

Our shop Shirdak has been situated in Amsterdam for more than 10 years now.

Amsterdam is very popular among tourists. The 17th-century centre is unique in the world. The canals with the merchant houses along it look very romantic in every season.

Shirdak is very proud to be situated along one of these beautiful canals, the Prinsengracht number 192.

Opposite our shop is the old Wester Church dated 1631.  For a long time it was the largest protestant church in the world. The Wester Church has the highest church tower of Amsterdam; it cannot be missed.

Another important sight-seeing venue near our shop is the Anne Frank house. This is the house where Anne’s family was hiding from the Nazi prosecution during WW2. It can be visited in its original state. In the famous diary of Anne Frank the church is mentioned many times.

The Prinsengracht is the longest of the three main canals. The other two are the Keizersgracht and the Herengracht. This 17th-century project took 50 years to dig. The bridges around our shop across the Prinsengracht connect you with the old Jewish area: the Jordaan district.

Beside this historical location of our shop, with its interesting sightseeing spots, the area is great for shopping. In the Nine Street shopping area, on the Rozengracht and in the Jordaan you will have a great time in finding original gifts.

And do not miss us, Shirdak at the Prinsengracht 192. Stop for a cup of coffee, a nice chat and enjoy our unique handmade arts and crafts.


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Shirdak situated on the Prinsengracht 192 in Amsterdam
Shirdak situated on the Prinsengracht 192 in Amsterdam


Shirdak at Asia House Fair in London

Shirdak in London
Shirdak at the Asia House Fair in London

On this fair we will present the Kyrgyz arts and crafts, like the hand made felt carpets, the so called Shyrdak/Shirdak. We also bring nice and cozy pillows and slippers. And a selection of our tribal textiles from Central Asia and from the Chinese Miao tribes.

On all our fairs the beautiful felted birds are never missing.

Come over to London 12-14 april 2013 and visit us.

The fair takes place at Asia House on 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP.


Chests and cupboards filled with textiles, delicious !


tribal textiles and rugs
a cabinet filled with piles of tribal textiles and rugs, collect them at Shirdak

When I was a little child I always loved to sniff in the linen closet and play with the nicely and neatly arranged stacks of white linen. In the wardrobe the world to me seems soft and freshly organized.

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Russian Printed textiles for the Central Asian Market

Russian textiles for the Central Asian market
My Central Asian quilt with Russian printed textiles

Every year begin of January I have to count all my products. This is a boring project, the only nice thing about it is that I also have to count my stock of traditional textile items, the dresses from Kohistan, the ikat coats from Uzbekistan and other tribal textile garments. Read more Russian Printed textiles for the Central Asian Market

Never a dull moment at Shirdak in 2011

mayer-peace -collection
Exhibition 2011 Christine Mayer and the tribal textiles day May 19th 2011

Looking back on an exciting Shirdak year full of success and surprises.

In 2011 we started with the exhibition of the Christine Mayer Peace collection. With a beautiful article in the magazine Selvedge we were happy to have this new brand in our shop. Read more Never a dull moment at Shirdak in 2011