Shop ARTISANS’ handpicked collection of handmade collectibles, and discover the artisans of India. Each extraordinary object, made from ordinary materials, has a story. With one-off objects arriving every day, add to your art collection, find the perfect gift, or treat yourself!
Light up these teeny tiny tea lights! Created by women of the Kotwalia tribe and the nomadic Mir of Gujarat, each beaded bamboo tea light creates sustainable local livelihoods for remote peoples at risk of losing their cultural identity and traditional livelihoods.
This innovative collection is not just woven, but designed by master weavers. Traditionally, Meghwal weavers of Bhujodi in western India, wove woollen shawls for nomadic Rabari shepherds. Today they carry a Geographical Indicator (GI) and designs break new ground, while preserving the identity.
This one-of-a-kind collection explores the Japanese shibori resist-dye technique to create infinite patterns and "permanent memories on cloth". Young bandhani artisans in Gujarat, western India, are making shibori their own, ever since Yoshiko Wada, the famed textile artist, brought it to India.
This contemporary resist-dye bandhani collection has a minimalist shibori sensibility. Bandhani means 'to tie'. Khatri women from Gujarat in Western India, create dense patterns with characteristic patience. These ties leave permanent memories on cloth, which have a sculptural quality all their own.
A signed edition of Dayanita Singh’s Zakir Hussain Maquette is a three-part book object: A facsimile of the original; a reader with a conversation with Gerhard Steidl, and a text by Shanay Jhaveri; and the ‘poster as book’; framed in a handsome red case exclusively designed for ARTISANS'.
This limited edition is a new spin on the legendary Jamdani muslin, hand spun and hand woven in Bengal. Once driven to extinction by mechanisation, it is vital to skilled livelihoods. Each design, woven into the weft like embroidery-on-the-loom, explores the infinite potential of artisanal weaving, and is a work of art.
These contemporary Odishi Pattachitras, portray the lovers Radha and Krishna as narrated in Jayadeva’s twelfth century poem, Gita Govind. They focus on 'rasa' or human emotion. The intricate painting uses natural pigments on tussah silk, and is rooted in religious painting at Jagannatha Puri temple, Odisha.
Ajrakh is the unique cloth of the people of Sindh. In India, the Khatri community who migrated to Gujarat continue this legacy. These revivals are block printed on Khadi muslin, in the original colours - natural indigo, madder, and iron black, in a laborious process which can take upto 21 steps over several days.
This limited edition of wearable art borrows printmaking techniques to create textured overlays on tussah silk. Celebrating the imperfections of handmade, skilled hand block printers deliberately avoid repetitive patterns and let go. Each composition is alive with the invisible energy of an artist.
Unmute, Shout Out, Step Up. Join the movement. The earth-friendly Khabar.Dar Collection is made with fabric woven from pre-consumer textile waste. Not just carbon-neutral but gender-neutral, shop this collection exclusively at ARTISANS’!
Painting is an act of worship for Chitaras of the wandering Vaghari community whose art is devoted to the Goddess Mother or Mata. ‘Mata-ni-Pachedi’ are portable cloth shrines. In this series, the artist draws on paper or cloth without premeditated sketching, in the traditional red and black.