1.4.6.9

India Today - - SIMPLY DELHI - by Re­wati Rau

What started as a shop sell­ing t- shirts with graph­ics of tra­di­tional mu­si­cal in­stru­ments like ik­tara, tarangi, dhol and tabla is now one of the more ex­cit­ing ways to cel­e­brate Pun­jabi cul­ture. 1.4.6.9, named af­ter the birth year of Guru Nanak, is a on­estop- shop for ev­ery­thing Pun­jabi. Owner Harinder Singh ( the man be­hind the la­bel Uni Style Im­age), who started the shop in 2005 at De­fence Colony, says, “We were not very se­ri­ous but our cus­tomers were.” To­day they have six out­lets in the coun­try, three in Delhi, one in Haryana and two in Pun­jab. Walk into their shop in Jan­path and you’ll be bowled over by the colours splashed all around— there are phulkari du­pat­tas in pinks, blues and reds, jut­tis, tiny col­lectibles like key chains with Pun­jabi mo­tifs, an­tique phones, a large col­lec­tion of bags and of course their ever­green t- shirts. The lat­est ad­di­tion to their col­lec­tion are the phulkari waist­coats which have be­come a rage. Some of the ab­so­lute must buys here are the chaa cups sourced from Puducherry, the brass lassi glasses from Noor Pur Bedi in Pun­jab, tanga ( horse chariot) bell, called Am­rit­sari Lahore bell and many more funky col­lectibles.

COST Rs 500 on­wards for t- shirts; Rs 400 on­wards

for bags WHERE Shop No 2, Jan­path

TEL233229461; 1469work­shop. com

USP From the hum­ble pankhi to the elab­o­rate

phulkari, ev­ery­thing eth­ni­cally Pun­jabi is avail­able here

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