Maanya posted on 27th July

Chiks, Lights & Trays: You ‘Cane’ Get It All At This Mini Budget Furniture Market

Hidden in plain sight, on the sidewalk between Arjan Garh and Ghitorni metro station, is a collection of seven-eight shops {part of Aya Nagar market} that specialise in cane furniture, chiks and all kinds of chairs. What’s so special about them? You can score mudas, beanbags and baskets, for your home and kitchen, at super affordable prices {INR 500 or less}.

Deepak Furniture/D.Light Furniture & Art Of Handicrafts

Walk right to the end of this cluster of shops and you’ll find yourself at Deepak Furniture. The hanging lights, made out of colourful rope, jute and, of course, cane, caught our eye. These would look beautiful in your garden, especially if you coil fairy lights around them.

What to buy: Hanging lights

Price: Starting at INR 250

LDC – Latest Designer Chik

The display of swinging cane and wooden chairs was what drew us in to LDC, but those are super pricey and go all the way up to INR 7,000 {cane versions are cheaper}. Instead, look through their selection of chik fabric – they have heaps to choose from!

What to buy: Custom-made chiks

Price: Starting at INR 75 per sq. ft for chik fabric

Praveen Chick & Muda

The display of mudas, stacked one on top of another, is quite striking. Woven with colourful thread and available in different sizes, there’s a muda for every kitchen at Praveen Chick & Muda.

What to buy: Colourful mudas

Price: Starting at INR 250

Benvanshi Handicraft

More hanging lights here, Benvanshi Handicrafts, however, is great for storage bins, laundry baskets and trays made from cane.

What to buy: Laundry baskets and storage boxes

Price:  Starting at INR 500

Village Article

This beanbag shop has been around for 50 years, the owner proudly told us, and we can see why. Big, small, round or square, Village Article has a huge range of bean bags to choose from. They even keep fabric at the store so you can have these custom-made as well.

What to buy: Beanbags in all shapes and sizes

Price: Starting at INR 350

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This is the place to go, if you’re looking to add a comfy chair to your reading corner.