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Indian Miniatures,Textiles & Stepwells

Stepwell at Neemrana

Indian Miniatures, Stepwells and Vintage Textiles We’re just back from a whirlwind tour of small towns in Rajasthan, Indian’s colourful desert state of ancient forts. We’ve been in search of Indian miniature paintings and beautiful textiles and also something that’s fascinated

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Gond Drawing of a Magical Deer and a Bird

Gond Drawing of a Bird and Magical Deer

Gond Painting of a Magical Deer and a Bird Gond folk art paintings seem to suggest that in the world of the Gond people all nature, all life, is interconnected. Their paintings create a magical world where people, animals and

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Carved Wooden Statue of a Young Indian Woman

Wooden Carving of a Young Indian Woman

Carved Wooden Statue of a Young Indian Woman This statue of a young Indian woman, standing about 35cm tall, is carved from one piece of a dense dark brown wood. The figure is standing upright on a carved wooden base

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Indian Bedspreads

Turkoman Velvet Quilt

Indian Bedspreads We’ve been selling beautiful Indian bedspreads for over 40 years! We opened our first store in 1974 with minimal stock: a waterbed we’d made from recycled timber joists, striped Indian dhurrie rugs, handmade pottery from a wonderful man

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Gond Folk Art Paintings from India

Gond Folk Art Drawing of a Hen and Women

Gond Folk Art Paintings from India The Gond are a large tribal group mostly located in the central Indian state of Madya Pradesh. They decorate the walls of their houses with images of the world as they see it, with

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Pre-Christmas Showroom Opening

Silk Icat Wallhanging from Indonesia

Pre-Christmas Showroom Opening Celebrating the Handmade.    We love handmade things because they illuminate the soul and the observation of the maker – they offer a view of the world. Inspired by the richness of artisan skills on a journey

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Inlaid Wooden Furniture from India

Inlaid Wooden Vase

Inlaid Wooden Furniture from India Indian artisans have produced inlaid wooden furniture at all levels of sophistication from simple bone inlay patterns to detailed, complex and exquisite inlays of ivory, rare woods and mother of pearl in designs fit only

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Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

Trekking in Zanskar

Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar We’ve just returned from the wonderful landscape and culture of Ladakh and Zanskar, a Buddhist region in northern India sandwiched between Kashmir and Tibet. It’s an ancient culture often called Little Tibet, a high altitude desert

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Buddha Statues and Images

Buddha Statues and Images The face of the Buddha is one of the most well known and iconic images in the world even though representations of his face vary widely from one Buddhist culture to another. In common is the sense of

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The Silk Road to England

The Silk Road to England The Silk Road, sometimes called the Silk Route spread across Asia from China to Italy and from Mongolia to India. But To England? Well, let’s think: the Silk Road was a trading route for silk

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