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Ananya Jhalani of Dale + Co. scouts for and handpicks global handicrafts so Indian homes can wear a globetrotter attitude. She currently has a line of Vietnamese lacquer ware with candles, boxes, trays, jewellery cases, bowls and statement pieces that she got from her last trip to the local markets in Vietnam.

When The {T}Rio Olympics Began

121016_DaleCo._Feature Score Home Decor From Markets You’ve Probably Visited In Your DreamsLike most great stories, this one also begins with, “I was done with my corporate job”. After a family holiday to Vietnam though, Ananya had a moment of clarity and decided to change the {career} course of her life – she stumbled upon handcrafted Vietnamese artifacts and realised that their craftsmanship deserved a bigger platform.

In short, it all fell in place, and she’s now retailing them through her website Dale + Co, named after her two adorable doggies.

Turn Yourself Into A Crackled Pot

The best thing about Dale + Co is that it doesn’t put beauty over utility, making the products as good-looking as they are useful.

As of now, you can pick between three collections that are inspired by the type of work and craft of three big Vietnamese cities – Hanoi, Saigon and Halong.

The Hanoi range has lots of silver leaf inlaid work, Saigon has everything hand-painted, and Halong features the traditional Vietnamese craft of crackled eggshell inlaying along with bamboo items.

What to expect next? Ananya tells us that she plans on travelling to other places now – Philippines? Bali? Any suggestions? Write to her at info@daleandco.in.

Photos source: Daleandco


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