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Well the title says it all right ? We are in Jaipur at the end of December and will be blogging live on social media and here about all the cool artisans, designers and stores we meet. If you are a designer or a have store in the pink city and would like to partner with us . Write to me at : ilaDOTkapoor@peacocksintherain.com or leave a reply in the comments below… Images courtesy :…

I discovered Okhai by sheer luck on Facebook. Followed by a couple of conversations with Pooja from Okhai over telephone. It did not take too long for me to fall in love their products and the values and inspirations behind the brand. “The Okhamandal region of Gujarat has been home to many tribal cultures and nourished them from the very earliest periods of history. The stark monotony of the arid landscapes in this region is…

So we took a bit of a break during Diwali. If you follow me on Instagram you know what I have been upto :) After deciding to skip the Delhi pollution during Diwali , family and I ended up in BHaratpur Bird Sanctuary to meet our winged friends specially those who visit us at this time of the year from their colder homelands. It was a lovely relaxing trip and stayed at a beautiful property called The…

Kanika and I met several years ago well I think it was 2010 or 11 ? I found her through her blog and discovered that she stayed in the same society as mine in Pune and invited me over to her house to show/introduce me to Anek designs :) And thats how we became friends , we both pretty much loved and cribbed about the same things. Over random morning walks we discussed life ,…

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” and this inspires me everyday. ” – Rumi Anjali and I have soo many things in common , we studied the same courses in University , went to the same University but different colleges :) , worked in same companies and are totally in love with Indian design , textile and Art.  When she wrote…

Anita Dongre Grassroot is a tribute to India’s handcrafted traditions. It celebrates India’s crafts and weaves by providing a contemporary and sustainable platform for the artisans and helps create livelihoods by partnering with network of trusted NGOs. Brand Profile : “Anita Dongre Grassroot is  a contemporary platform created for the artisans of India. The objective is to nurture our treasure chest of handcrafted traditions by reviving, sustaining and empowering the arts and artisans by…

Pochampalli Ikat is named after a small town Pochampally near Hyderabad, Aandhra Pradesh.. The technique of Ikat weaving, which requires true precision and skill, is believed to be brought in the town of Pochampally from Chirala where it is locally called as chit-ku. The intricate geometric design finds their way into the hands of skillful weavers and makes it to the market as beautiful sarees. Earlier only sarees were woven of Ikat but now dress…

Amrapali is my favorite Indian jewellery brand. I wore Amrapali on my wedding and I have been buying it since I started earning :) They are traditional , chic and modern and everything that a modern Indian jewellery brand should be all about. Celebrities all over the world have endorsed them through years , yes they retail through Harrods as well , but what makes them stand out and timeless is how they constantly re-invent…