BASAVA AM­BARA

India Today - - SIMPLY BANGALORE -

Lo­cated in a colo­nial- era bun­ga­low in South Ban­ga­lore, this store is a pan­dora’s box of ex­quis­ite an­tiques, jew­ellery and other ‘ items of lore’. Most of the items are from the pri­vate col­lec­tion of owner Venka­tram Reddy sourced from var­i­ous parts of Ker­ala and the Mysore re­gion. On of­fer are an­tique gold and sil­ver jew­elley to pieces made with pre­cious stones like un­cut di­a­monds, ru­bies and emer­alds. The home dé­cor sec­tion has beau­ti­ful ce­ramic ware, Tan­jore paint­ings, cam­phor chests, mas­sive brass and cop­per pot hold­ers and more such items. The fab­rics sold here— cot­ton, silk and linen are all hand wo­ven. The store has a warm and cosy feel to it, and of course the age old aura of the build­ing adds to the charm. Rs 350 on­wards for ce­ramic ware to Rs 30,000 on­wards for an­tique gold jew­ellery

93, Kanaka­pura Road, Ban­ga­lore 26561940

SANDESH RAVIKU­MAR

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