Hand- painted is the buzzword here. Owners Aniruddha and Swati Saha go to villages near Kolkata and in Uttranchal to buy works of local artisans. All their products highlight traditional art forms like dokra earrings from Jharkhand, jute earrings from Assam and water hyacinth jewellery from Nagaland. T- shirts and kurtis are painted with motifs like Nataraja and Shiva. The items considered best buys include their hand- painted peacock clutches, saris and blockprint dupattas.
WHERE 26 Hauz Khas Village COST Rs 650 to Rs 1,600 for T- shirts and kurtis, Rs 1,400 to Rs 1,600 for bags, Rs 150 to Rs 500 for cushion covers
TEL 9910085433; info@ maati. co. in