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Karsha Monastery, Zanskar

Kasha monastery viewed from the nunnery

Karsha Monastery, Zanskar Zanskar is adjacent to Ladakh in northern India sandwiched between Kashmir and Western Tibet. We’ve been to Karsha on three occasions, in 2008 we finished our 11 day trek from Lamayuru at the nearby village of Pishu. The

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Warli Paintings | Tribal Art from India

Warli Dancers

Warli Paintings | Tribal Art from India The Warli tribes produce wonderful folk art to decorate the walls on the buildings in their village. The Warli live mostly in the forested uplands of Maharashtra in central India, inland from Mumbai,

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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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More News from our New Showroom

More News from our New Showroom We’re still adding to the treasures in our new showroom, embroideries and tent hangings from Gujarat and Afghanistan, a collection we compiled back in the seventies          

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New Showroom Developments

Here’s another glimpse of our new showroom which is taking shape. We found space for a very large embroidered wallhanging from Kutch that would be used to decorate a courtyard at wedding time. The next photo shows the silk threads

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