Ten Thousand Villages (Squirrel Hill)

5824 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-421-2160


Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade handicraft store that works directly with groups outside the average to promote the growth of art and culture for deprived areas of the world.

Since 1946, Ten Thousand Villages has supported the work of literally tens of thousands of artisans in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

The inspiration for their name --- Ten Thousand Villages --- came from a Mahatma Gandhi quote: “India is not to be found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villages . . . we have hardly ever paused to inquire if these folks get sufficient to eat and clothe themselves with.”

Hours of operation

Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Metered parking is available on the street and at Forbes and Murray Avenues beneath Carnegie Library, as well as beneath the Jewish Community Center on Forbes Avenue.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 61A - East Pittsburgh - Wilkinsburg
  • 61B - Braddock - Swissvale
  • 61C - McKeesport - Homestead
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