Shopping Picks At The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
This year, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, which continues until Sunday, February 12, features nearly 100 stalls that abound in the kitsch and cute from across India. Here are our top picks to help make choosing easier:
Stall 19 Kabita’s Saree Collection: Resplendent tussar silk saris and dupattas from West Bengal.
Stall 26 Saral Serigraphy: T-shirts for kids and adults with prints of iconic Mumbai landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Flora Fountain, Chor Bazaar, Crawford Market and Dhobi Talao.
Stall 32 Chumbak: The Bangalore-based souvenir company displays its entire range of vibrant goods: flip flops, boxer shorts, T-shirts, notepads, mugs, mouse pads and passport sleeves printed with cartoon illustrations of Indian symbols and people.
Stall 34 Gaia Pottery: This stall stocks pots, planters, lamps and other garden accessories made out of clay and stone. The designs range from the elegant to the cute (planters in the shape of puppies and turtles).
Stall 38 Limited Edition: Women with a penchant for pop-coloured accessories will love their printed handbags, totes, sling bags and clutches made out of cloth.
Stall 40 Pracheen Handblock Prints: Silk shawls with nature-inspired handblock prints; silk stoles and dupattas in earthy shades of brown, green and orange.
Stall 41 Shor Sharaba: Product designer Rasshi Ganeriwal takes her favourite movie characters and cartoons, and combines them with Hindi and English slogans to create the text and images that are printed across her range of fashion accessories and home decor items such as laptop bags, wall clocks, cushion covers, coasters, trays and mugs.
Stall 43 Tarana: Tarana Seth’s bucket candles, vases in the shape of dabbas, jewellery boxes and magazine racks painted in solid colours could brighten up any home.
Stall 65: This Rajasthani stall offers threadwork and stone embellished mojris, leather handbags, sling bags, wallets and sandals.
Stall 85 Eastend Handicraft: A Manipuri stall selling vibrantly coloured cane accessories such as handbags, picnic baskets, utility boxes and clutches.
Stall 89 The Welfare Of Stray Dogs: Dog lovers will find plenty of pooch-inspired goods (for humans that is) including tees, canvas totes, towels, napkin sets and stationery.
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