Afghan native Abdul Khaliq Nusraty, who has been in the antiques business for 55 years, has relocated his mini warehouse shop, which was previously in Chelsea. Vintage stock includes housewares ($100–$5,000) and jewelry ($5–$5,000) imported from countries such as Afghanistan, Egypt and Morocco. Walk through a sea of cotton and silk hand-embroidered wall hangings ($100–$3,000) suspended from the ceiling, and colorful rugs ($100–$5,000) laid out on the floor. A cluster of glass shelves holds one-of-a-kind jewels, including both new ($50) and vintage ($200–$3,500) African beaded necklaces, and gold engraved bracelets ($5–$5,000) that passed through generations of Afghan families. If you’re in the market for unique decor, scoop up wooden chairs ($2,800 each) with colorful beading from Nigeria, hand-painted and handwritten Bibles ($50,000), Tibetan and Nepalese silk paintings ($100–$6,500), and clay Buddha statues ($50–$6,500).
|Venue name:||Nusraty Afghan Imports (CLOSED)||Contact:|
85 Christopher St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker St and Seventh Ave South|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun noon–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
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