This August, LuxeBook celebrates the country’s immense arts and crafts talent, lists some of the finest handmade-in-India products.
Pratishtha Rana and Husein Haveliwala
1. Do-Taar lehenga, Anjul Bhandari
Anjul Bhandari’s Do-Taar lehenga is a stellar chikankari piece from Lucknow. The pastel-coloured fabric with pink undertones is embellished with beads, sequins and baby mirrors, giving the lehenga a dreamy, regal look.
2. The Yamira saree, Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre’s deep green georgette sari and silk blouse are a great work of art. Called the Yamira saree, it is lightweight and flaunts a gorgeous floral embroidery all over.
3. Jamavar shawl, Pashme Ladakh
Handcrafted by the artisans of Kashmir and Ladakh, the maroon embroidered jamavar shawl, woven in pashmina, is a piece that you will always cherish.
4. Soundarya radiance cream with 24K gold, Forest Essentials
Made from 24K gold and the ayurvedic goodness of pure ghee, saffron, and liquorice, Soundarya radiance cream improves the elasticity and texture of your skin. Packed with SPF 25, it keeps sun damage at bay while toning your face.
5. Kumkumadi oil night Serum, Kama Ayurveda
Kama Ayurveda’s ayurvedic night serum oil works actively to smoothen and brighten dull skin. A unique mix of saffron, sandalwood, lotus and vetiver eliminate fungal infections and repair the facial texture evenly.
6. Chai musk, Bombay Perfumery
Chai Musk is the perfect Indian twist to Bombay Perfumery’s fragrances. Its unisex scent notes feature lemongrass, green tea, ginger root, Osmanthus flower and roasted nut accord. The elegant packaging makes it a must on your beauty shelf.
7. Tan tattooed oxfords, Toramally
Made in India, Toramally handcrafts a pair of tan tattooed oxfords. The uber-suave tattoo on the shoes can be paired with numerous outfits.
8. Darling Dancer, Fizzy Goblet
In a dainty denim blue colour, these funky juttis are hand-embroidered with floral design and metal tassels for some extra bling. Leather lined with double cushioning, they’re comfortable and attractive.
9. Mismatched mosaic earrings, Shachee shah
A delicate pair of mismatched mosaic earrings exemplify a complex art skill. Put together by designer Shachee Shah, the bands of red, green, white and gold are intricately interwoven to depict patterns of a bird and foliage.
Price: on request
10. 3D printed watch, Jaipur Watch Company
The made-to-order watch is India’s first fully 3D printed watch, claims Jaipur Watch Company. The makers have used handcrafted leather, sapphire crystal and a 3D dial frame etched with Devanagari numbers to create this classic timepiece.
11. Portable bar bag, The Golden Triangle
All the wine connoisseurs take note. The Golden Triangle’s portable bar, handcrafted in leather, makes for a dynamic travel-friendly bag.
12. Taxila side plates, Good Earth
From Good Earth’s Taxila collection, a set of four side plates made of fine bone china is inspired by the Kshatrapas dynasty of the ancient state of Gandhara (present day Afghanistan and Pakistan). Hand decorated motifs of elephants and lotus in 24K gold details, gives this set an antique look.
13. Manchaha Artisan Originals, Jaipur Rugs
The Manchaha collection showcases original designs of weavers from various villages in Rajasthan. Each rug is a window into the lives of these craftsmen and women.
Price: Rs18,000 to Rs3,50,000