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Mary & Martha Mongolia

Off Peace, BTWN Cashmere House and Big Bus Stop | What3Words spill.badminton.yelled, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 9972 5297
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Gem of a Shop!

Wonderful ethical shop full of beautiful handmade Mongolian crafts. From cashmere to felt to shoes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
FrequentTraveler6464
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Toronto, Canada
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Authentic, good value

Wonderful place. Friendly English-speaking staff, very reasonable prices, especially compared to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
poe878
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Springfield, Virginia
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Ethical & Fair - supporting about 150 Mongolian & ethnic Kazakh artisans from all over Mongolia. From the most simple product to the most high end QUALITY is key. Artisans and Mary & Martha make a sustainable living and customers buy quality, useful products at reasonable prices. We are the only shop that buys all its products before we sell because we want to be fair to artisans and we believe in the products - all other shops pay artisans if their products sell.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“wall hangings” (11 reviews)
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Off Peace, BTWN Cashmere House and Big Bus Stop | What3Words spill.badminton.yelled, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful ethical shop full of beautiful handmade Mongolian crafts. From cashmere to felt to shoes to wall hanging to jewelry. Great place to buy crafts!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place. Friendly English-speaking staff, very reasonable prices, especially compared to those you seen in the airport and malls advertising cashmere. Takes credit cards. Of note is that this shop has more emphasis on traditional patterns and designs, with individual cards telling you about the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely little gift shop provides some great gifts, managed to dent my credit card and take home some lovely items. Nice to be able to purchase items which are created by local crafts people.

Thank Shaz1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place that is just off the main street that has amazing hand-crafted gifts for all ages. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are ready to assist in anyway possible without being pushy. All the crafts are handmade and the sells go...More

Thank rimshot66
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is an awesome store with a wide selection of original and unique Mongolian crafts. The staff are extremely helpful and there's a wide selection of everything from yak socks to beautiful vintage Kazakh wall tapestries, so it's easy to find the perfect gift here...More

Thank sef78
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi sef78, Your words make all the behind the scenes work worth while.We are, at this very moment, talking with and contracting with our artisans for 2018. We will be giving a constant flow of orders up until next summer (Northern Hemisphere) ensuring all artisans...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

I did all of my 2017 Christmas shopping here while on vacation in Mongolia. The shop has a great selection of beautiful items that are hand-crafted in Mongolia. The prices are reasonable and the proceeds go to excellent causes. Once I went to Mary and...More

Thank AKTravelKats
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi From Mary & Martha. WOW so glad you found us! And so pleased you found suitable gifts. I hope you have very happy friends and relations when they receive the gifts. AND next year we hope to increase our selection of products - we...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Because the manager is British, if you just need information, Mary and Martha is a great place to visit. They'll also tell you about the crafts they sell, some which are antiques (Kazakh ger wall hangings) and beautifully crafted scarfs, slippers, yarn and repurposed items....More

Thank Gurgi89
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Gurgi, Thank you for your encouraging review. I am glad you enjoyed visiting. Language is really important and by next summer we will have one or more staff speaking to a level that can help customers in English, Mongolian, French, Korean and Japanese. If...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

There's a sign inside Mary & Martha's which says it's Christmas 365 days a year at the shop. I couldn't agree more. I bought a glass Angel and it will fit very nicely on my Christmas tree come Dec. This shop has an awesome variety...More

Thank Northshore1969
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a wonderful, ethical and fair trade shop. Everything is made in Mongolia and the artists are acknowledged by name in all the signs. However, most ethical and fair trade goods are boring and scratchy (sorry but it is true) - not here!! Beautiful...More

Thank C W
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Wow CW! We are humbled by your very special review. What you describe is what we aspire to be; we want customers to find our products / gifts special and not run of the mill; we want to offer good service & and helpful transparent...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Friendly helpful staff, beautiful range of handcrafted items on offer to suit every budget. With Christmas just round the corner it was like walking into Aladdin's cave as far as gifts for family and friends are concerned. Delighted with my purchases.More

Thank SydneyBrynnie
Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you SB. It lifts our heart where we read your review. We are working with our artisans on next year's orders, which gives us the opportunity to let them know how their products are bringing such positive reviews and clearly pleasure to so many...More

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jmsaathoff
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Response from Bill M | Property representative |
Hi. We are about a 10 minute walk. Out of the hotel, west to the Chinggis square. Cross the square and go on to Peace Avenue west. Walk to the next cross roads, over still going west and take the first small road on the... More
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