Tired of going to the same old franchise stores for your fix of Indo-Western clothing or home decor options? Check out Punarnawa in Jayamahal to shop for clothing and crafts made by artisans from Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and communities of the North Eastern states of India.
Started in 2011 by Subrata Pandey and Shaswat Mohanty, Punarnawa (which is Sanskrit for 'that which renews itself every moment') works with local rural communities in the North East to preserve their traditional handicraft practices and keep their rich history alive. Find here products like handwoven cotton dresses with kantha embroidery sourced straight from Odisha, sarees with Bodo weaves, and soft cotton-satin kurtas featuring kasuti stitch embroidery. Prices start from INR 1,800 and go up depending on the fabric and the work done on it.
Apart from clothing, you'll find a bunch of vibrant accessories like ikat ties for men, block print cotton room slippers and woollen sneakers for babies (they make for perfect baby shower gifts!). Speaking of gifts, you can choose from their huge range of crafts - whether it's cane furniture, soft applique quilts (you'll never complain about sleep again!) and earthenware like dekchis, dahi handis and cutting chai kulads.