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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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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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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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Red Silks from India

Red Textiles from India Think of India and the colour you maybe think of is red. Red symbolises happiness and good fortune. Hindu women get married in red, the tilak mark on the forehead is red vermilion. A girl’s arrival into her

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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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The Old Blue Town of Jodhpur

marigolds in the blue town, jodhpur

The Old Blue Town of Jodhpur Jodhpur is one of the old fortress towns of Rajasthan, the western state of India that borders Pakistan. Rajasthan itself is a place of great beauty, many of the iconic Indian images of elaborately

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Mud Print Wallhanging – How is it Made?

Bògòlanfini or bogolan (“mud cloth“) is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity. In traditional bògòlanfini production,

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