Where are we and what are we about? 

The Nomads Tent is nestled towards the end of the cobbles of St Leonard’s Lane, as you walk towards Edinburgh’s majestic Salisbury Crags, right next to Holyrood Distillery.  We have been trading since 1983 and in our warehouse since 1991. We sell rugs, furniture, artefacts, pottery, jewellery and textiles and architectural features. All our goods are picked up in the bazaars of Persia, India, Afghanistan, Turkey and points East. Since opening we maintain that our goods are no less important than the people and cultures they come from. We have an ethical policy of trading fairly with our suppliers, trusting to the best in human nature and creativity.

We also present regular exhibitions, talks, music events, road shows and an annual fringe show.


Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. 

— William Morris


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