Tala’s Distant Treasures began as a dream of the owners, Rob and Tala Orabi. After a year of working out of their home, the couple opened a store at Crestview Town Center. Their Newport on the Levee store is their second location and is open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 – 6 p.m. on Sundays. During the summer (June 1 – August 31), Tala’s Distant Treasures will open at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday. This unique shop sells a variety of handcrafted shawls, handbags, jewelry, natural Dead Sea products, furniture, candles and much more from many countries including India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Jordan, and Peru.
More about Tala's Distant Treasures
It started out with a dream. A dream of a place that stands for our love for handicrafts and our goal to help underprivileged artisans from around the world. Distant Treasures goal will be to bridge the distance between different cultures, by bringing art pieces that represent the culture it comes from and introducing their "distant treasures."
With the help and support of their families and lots of generous strangers who they have met during this journey, they were able to establish their dream. They believe that support will enable them to continue their journey.