In times when the world’s going all modern and minimal, indigenous crafts and block-printed bed covers are a breath of fresh air. The store, aptly called Swades, has everything made by artisans, who hail from across the country. It helps that the couple who run this are well-travelled (they made sure they found gifted craftsmen everywhere they holiday-ed).
When you walk in, rest assured you’re getting the real deal. When they say ikat or phulkari, they don’t mean the same old variety. Even their indigo and ajrak have that rustic, imperfect charm that every handmade piece proudly wears. Stacks and stacks of hand/block-printed bed sheets and dohars have a piece of our heart, because even if our small pad doesn’t deserve these beauties, we know our mum would lose her mind over these. We’ll just say this: The bed linen here is very Fab India-esque (design-wise) and great value-for-money.
If your best friend, mum or colleague’s birthday’s coming, get them a bag (they've got really funky slings and totes with pompoms, embroidery and the works), silver trinkets or leheriya dupattas. We promise they’re bound to make any indie hipster go weak in the knees. Their store is open on all days except Tuedays and we hear they have a lot more new products across categories added to their collection.