It is a cozy little store with walls painted in bright colours, some peacock blue, some red. They showcase and sell, like they say on their FB page, good quality traditional arts and crafts. Be it in their original form or with a contemporary twist.
They have on display Channapatna Laquerware, Banaras wood crafts, Brass artefacts, Terracotta products, Manipur Longpi pottery (also called Black pottery), Blue pottery, Plam wood crafts, Pondicherry stone pottery, Kantha work soft furnishing amongst a whole lot of other stuff.
What welcomes you as you walk in to the store on the 1st floor, is a bright yet warm red wall and a whole room full of collectibles, home decor items and treasures to die for!
The brass idols collection against this red wall looks stunning. We saw a whole range of Ganesha idols, from classic to contemporary forms. Go find your own!
There are beautiful paintings, like this one below, from Banaras.
Collectibles, mini vases, pots, all hand-painted. Beautiful!
Fabric clutches in all colours and shapes.
Colourful painted wooden dolls and boxes.
Krishna in all his glory.
Madhubani work lampshades. Hand-painted wooden boxes for storing your jewelry, nick knacks and small trinkets.
Brass and copper minis. Kitchen utensils, pots, miniature equipment. They look so so cute!
And one of my favorites - pottery from Pondicherry!
Kantha work cushion covers. They look beautiful, don't they? We are going to place our custom orders once the new place is ready.
The owner Preethi writes a blog too and does a lot of DIY-ers. You can check them out here.
She also sources furniture and antiques on request. So contact her if you are looking for that antique wooden mirror for your bedroom wall or chains for the swing in your living room.
She has recently created a space in the store where artists, craft makers, writers, bloggers, decorators, designers or just book readers can come, sit surrounded by some exquisite crafts and do their creative thing. They promise to keep the coffee flowing!! What more can you ask for? :)
Drop in and find your treasure. They keep adding new stuff every now and then so worth scheduling a regular visit :)
The IK store in Bangalore is at -
BNRK Towers, 891/A, 1st Floor,
7th A Cross, Koramangala 1st Block,
Bangalore - 560034
Tel - +91 80 40981536
FB page - https://www.facebook.com/Indyakaleidoscope
Website - http://indyakaleidoscope.com/