Chirpy India's Bringing Nilgiri's Toda Embroidery Back And How!
What Makes It Awesome
Brownie points to Bangalore-based Chirpy India, who is making a heart-felt effort to save the dying art form of Toda, which hails from the blue hills of Nilgiris. Traditionally, Toda embroidery features black and red thread on white cotton cloth, and Chirpy India’s range of collectibles is supremely covet-worthy.
Their range of stoles, scarves and shawls, all in Toda embroidery in a variety of minimal and classy designs — some heavy and some light, will give any basic outfit an artsy touch. We are also totally digging their table squares, trivets and runners, cushion covers and bed linen — so basic yet striking. The simplicity of this artwork is what has us swooning. Totes and potlis too could jazz up your outfit, if you’re up for that traditional and muted look.
They also have a beautiful collection of water colour paintings featuring portraits and landscapes of rural India. And if wasting paper makes you unhappy, a lovely, colourful range of baskets, made out of newspaper, will make your day. Chirpy India works with a number of artisans to create the beauties on their website.