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Mira Boutique in Auroville, Pondicherry

This shop is named after Mirra Alfassa, the Mother who was closely associated with Sri Aurobindo . This is one of the first shops that you are likely to step into ,in Auroville. It is just across the Visitor Center. It is a fairly large & spacious shop. You are requested to keep you footwear outside the shop. What you will find in the Mira Boutique shop #Children’s garments- There is a good collection of frocks , shirts &shorts for children in the age group of 2- 10 years. Colourful bags in the shapes of elephants or a trains are very attractively displayed. #Beautifully designed paper trays and placemats . Trays are very useful items at home. There are some fairly large trays in gold & leaf green colours that are available. A dried leaf or a flower is embossed on the gold coloured paper tray to add a touch of class to it . # Cotton knitted garments such as tops and stoles in pastel shades are available . There are casual wear stylish throws as well. #Leather bags -Both hard leather and soft leather bags are available. There is a huge selection of bags in a variety of sizes & designs. #Western Wear dresses- Dozens and dozens of western wear dresses such as shirts, skirts ,tops & palazzo pants are available . The fabric is fine cotton or linen . All these garments are manufactured in Auroville . Several of the manufacturing units in Auroville work with designers from abroad . The dresses have an international flavor to them. This is by far the largest offering in this shop. There are trial rooms to try the dresses . The palazzo pants in some colourful deisgns are definitely worth a buy . They are priced in the Rs 1500- to Rs 2000/piece . The stoles and tops are also simple and elegant . #Wall lamps and hanging lanterns made from coloured paper. This is a fairly large section . Lamp shades in pink ,green and red colours look very charming . #Colourful Jewellery made of beads and thread. There are long chains , earrings and bracelets made with colourful threads that makes it an interesting collection.
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Pondicherry Shopping Guide -Auroville

The Auroville Visitor Center is an entry point to the Auroville township. Auroville is a small town near Pondicherry where the manufacture of paper, leather, candles, ceramics and garments is done on a small scale. The products are largely exported. There is a library, a permanent exhibition and a theater, where a film on the inception and growth of Auroville is screened at regular intervals.

Visitors are encouraged to watch the film about Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, both of whom who inspired the Auroville township. The visitor center has parks, interesting shops and restaurants. The shops stock all the products that are manufactured in Auroville.

Several shops in Pondicherry stock many of the Auroville products.

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