An Extraordinary Destination…

Sutra means “thread”


Sutra Imports offers handmade, fairly-traded objects of beauty hand-selected in India and Bali.  Artfully staged in a renovated century barn near the beautiful Mississippi River between Winona, MN and La Crosse, WI, Sutra Imports is a shopper’s paradise!  “Classes, Concerts and Conversations” are offered every week. Visit us between May and late October for unique and lovely adornments for you and your home.  Enjoy a cup of tea and step into another world!


Sutra Imports

570 Main Street

Dakota, MN   55925


Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am-6pm

and Saturday 10am-4pm and during special events, May 11-October 29, 2016 

SUTRA is lovingly staged in a renovated barn on Main Street, in a residential neighborhood.  Drive slowly as children are often playing along the street, especially in the summertime.  Park alongside the barn, right on Sutra’s yard.  Alternatively, park on River Street at Lincoln St. From there, it’s a short one block to the barn.  Plans are in process to add parking at Sutra; until then, help keep happy neighbors by not parking on their driveways or grass. Thanks!

The retail shop-in-a-barn is closed during the winter as we travel the world to source global adornments for you and lead travel tours!   Shop Online at


 At Sutra Imports….

       You will find 2 floors of ethnic home décor, women’s clothing, scarves and jewelry, folk art, exquisite textiles, wood carving, stone garden statues, basketry, furniture and sacred objects. You will hear stories of the real lives of artisans and how your purchases make a difference!


We accept all credit cards and package your gifts in bags made of recycled newspapers, created by the women of Jan Sandesh in India.  We support progressive businesses and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) that empower rural and disadvantaged groups.


We are also found at home sales and artisan markets in the Midwest USA in the spring and fall.  Ask to be on our mailing list to know about special sales or refer to our Events tab.  You can also learn about our classes and concerts by heading here, to our facebook page.

Travel with Us!046-IMG_9709

From January through March each year, we are in India and Indonesia, leading cultural tours and sourcing beautiful objects for you!   In 2016, we lead 7 travelers to the island paradise of Bali “Bali Bliss for Art Lovers” ~ The 2016 Tour.  In 2017, we’ll offer tours in both India and Bali, where you can immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of each place. If you want to travel to India or Bali, be in touch with Kim  at 608.792.7641 or

019-IMG_4225Take a look under Blog for posts on travel experiences and the artisans we meet!  Look under “Travel with Kim” to view upcoming tours.  Shop Sutra will lead you to our website, where we are offering a select grouping of our Sutra wares, mainly textiles and jewelry.  We can also mail order items not yet posted to our website.