Blessed by the divinity of Lord Dhanvanthari, Ayurveda is the lifeblood of millions that brought forward an entire millenia of proud Indians. Ayurveda claims that the suppression of natural urges is unhealthy and leads to illness. The treaties describe three elemental ‘doshas’ or causes for illness - vata, pitha, kapha and the balance of these doshas lead to a healthy body. Practitioners have developed a range of medicinal practices and surgical procedures to solve a range of health problems. As a land of abundant flora, Ayurveda is a rich tradition that looks towards nature to solve the body's issues. Our range of products follow the health codes set by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha medicine and Homeopathy (AYUSH) to keep your body healthy.
Madhubani Art from Mithila RegioN
A style of painting practised in Mithila region of India and Nepal, Madhubani is a cultural depiction of people and their association with nature and mythology of the region. With a Geographical Indication (GI) status, it uses two-dimensional imagery of events, where the art is made using natural colours. Madhubani art plays a role in ritualistic context, being a form of reverence in important events. While it differs from Mithila painting, the artforms have become synonymous with the region and are seen as variants of a single form. Majorly practised by the women of the region, the art plays a role in the development of socio-economic structure and status in and around Bihar. Our connections in the region source authentic Madhubani art from the region to spread the art to the world.
Channapatna Toys from KARNATAKA
Nicknamed as the Gombegala Ooru (Toy Town), Channapatna is a town in Karnataka, known for its lacquered wooden toys made from Wrightia tinctoria tree. With a Geographical Indication (GI) tag, these toys can be traced back to the time of Tipu Sultan, the historical ruler of Mysore, who was an ardent admirer of arts, especially the woodwork. The toys’ history culturally revolves around the Dussehra with toys for the festival being traditionally from Channapatna. Once a dying art, due to efforts from communities and the Govt. of Karnataka, Channapatna toys are on the rise and are a sought after commodity and are an excellent representation of the perseverance of art. Sourced directly from the artisans, we bring to you the childhood and splendour of our ancestors back to you.
Khadi from bihar
Sprung from the wheels of Indian freedom struggle, Khadi is the brainchild of Mahatma Gandhi in his journey to achieve swadeshi (self-sufficiency). Handwoven using a charkha, this course and versatile fabric, once a symbol of independence, Khadi is now a sought after material for fashion clothing. All the while, it maintains its role in India’s modern cultural heritage. Spun with skill and pain-staking effort, Khadi is a tradition that requires the nation’s love and affection. Khadi artisan clusters in and around Bihar and Northern India help us bring this historical fabric closer to the common Indian man.
Kalamkari Art from Andhra PraDESH
A hand-painted type of block printed cotton textile, Kalamkari art is an age-old technique embracing the mythological history of India. With an intricate twenty three step process, the art form heralds the ancient ‘Pattachitra’ and depicts episodes from Hindu and Buddhist mythology and iconography. Artists across India, focused on regions of Srikalahasti and Machilipatnam, practice the artform and keep the tradition alive. Collaborating with these artists, our partnership with these artists create ample opportunities for the art’s revival.
Kolhapuri From Maharashtra
Adorning the feet of Indian alike, the erstwhile Kolhapuri chappals are a staple to every cultural and traditional event in the subcontinent. Originating during the Shiva Bhakti movement in the 12th century, the cobblers of the Kolhapur region saw the art as a refuge from poverty and started making leather chappals for the royalty. Originally made from buffalo-hide and thread, these open toed footwear are the epitome of protection and comfort, through the years. With a Geographical Indication (GI) status, these slippers, which involve the pain-staking process of skiving, pattern-making and cutting, are now a sought after accessory to showcase the traditionality of Indian handicrafts. Slip into the comfort of these wonderful slippers sourced from leather craftsmen from around the region.
Lippan Art from Gujarat
Unknown to the world, the traditional mural craft of Kutch, Gujarat, also called Lippan, is the mainstake work of the women of the Rabari community. Beginning with a mixture of clay and camel dung, the mud-washing technique was plastered on the interior walls to keep the families cool under the hot tropical sun. These murals bring rural life back to life and showcase gaiety and the beauty of their harsh Kutch life. While there are no documented historical accounts of the art, the various communities of Kutch practice Lippan art with eye-catching geometric patterns of lippan-kaam with stick figures that explore the ingenious skill of these special artisans. Our sources in these rural communities connect us to the world of these artists and provide us with authentic art to appreciate.
Warli Art from Maharashtra
One of the finest examples of folk tribal art, the Warli art form was mostly created by the tribal people of the North Sahyadri range in Maharashtra, India. Dating back to 10th century A.D, the Warli culture revolves around Mother Nature and the energy encompasses the world. Their clay huts acted as canvases to display their painting, which often had the geometric imagery made into observations of nature. In the post-independence society, Warli has moved on into paper and canvas, and into modern depictions of ancient art. The hunting and rudimentary lifestyle is often depicted using red ochre walls and the colours made from rice flour, water and gum as a binder. Chewed up bamboo sticks act as a brush and extend its artistic creativity onto the art. Warli artists from rural groups create splendid art for their patrons and we provide us the best creative pieces about.
Jutti's From Punjab
Inspired by Indian royalty and their opulence, juttis are classic traditional footwear from the north of India. With extensive embroidery, usually with real gold and silver threads, these leather shoes with modern comforts are a homage to the exuberance of the past. Focused around the regions of Amritsar and Patiala, today these juttis are a part of ceremonial attire and provide the necessary classical style along with comfort. But unembellished juttis are used in everyday use all over the region. Slip on to these comfortable historical accessories, from our ethically-sourced artistic circles.