Once in a while, you read a story which inspires you to follow your dreams. One such story is of Puneet and Jean of The Indian Weave, an online store which showcases curated items that are carefully handpicked by the owners themselves. Puneet shares, "Having worked with the best luxury hotels for more than 3 decades, it was natural for me to follow my love for the good things in life and something that would provide me the freedom and flexibility to pursue 3 important passions of mine – a reason to travel, an opportunity to learn about our rich culture and finally, a chance to discover and promote the fascinating Indian heritage and its crafts."
In their words: "Born out of the love of travel, an eye for art and a need to explore, The Indian Weave is a label founded in collaboration with India’s finest artisans. With a passion for textures and great craftsmanship, our vision is to bring lesser known Indian crafts to the forefront by curating a collection of well crafted, beautifully designed lifestyle and home accessories that stand out and capture the heart, color and life of our country. Each item in our shop is thoughtfully hand picked, ethically and responsibly sourced from the artisans themselves and made with love in India."
The store showcases an exquisite selection of hand made items from all over India – from colorful woven woolen stoles with mirror work from Kutch, Gujarat to Khadi cotton stoles and scarves to Jaipuri block printed quilts, bed linen and cushion covers to name a few.
One of their main collections is that of vintage hand crafted brass items:
Its hard to choose one favorite amongst such intricate beauties, but one of Jean's favorite (and mine too) is this vintage kum kum box.
Jean shares, "Each piece is personally chosen by me and my husband, Puneet. We travel across India from time to time visiting artisans and finding authentic sources for our products that you see in our store. All products are handmade, crafted and are sourced most often from the artisans themselves who are making them as per age old traditions and practices.
India has so much to offer besides warmth and hospitality and we look forward to our travels, hand picking exotic items from all over India for you to hold, enjoy and share with your friends and loved ones."
With free shipping within India, "The Indian Weave” now ships globally from Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Visit their online store to find these gorgeous beauties and you are sure to be impressed with their collection. Follow them on instagram and facebook where you can see their latest finds and collections.
They are soon going to share their next season's picks and I can't wait to see it (think spring batiks and vintage collectibles!). Follow along to see and support this amazing new venture.
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Image Credit : The Indian Weave
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