This is Rahul. He, his wife, Priya, his brother Anil, his brother's wife, Manisha, and his parents work together in their home in Dehli creating one of a kind bags, jewelry, kimonos, and jackets using one-of-a-kind, vintage textiles.
Rahul making a banjara bag in their living room.
These bags are hand-embellished using shells, coins, pom-poms, beadwork, kutch tribe patches and other one-of-a-kind adornments. No two are ever the same.
Priya sewing cowrie sells onto a banjara bag
After a week of team work, this is the finished product, a beautiful, one-of-a-kind bag.
Rahul's father is the jewelry-maker of the house.
He makes necklaces and bracelets using vintage pieces from the Kutch tribe of Northern Rajasthan.
Here is the finished piece, a completely handmade and one-of-a-kind necklace made with upcycled tribal jewelry pieces.
Anil and Manisha specialize in embellishing jackets with antique tribal patches, pom-poms, shells, beadwork, and vintage coins. Here are some of the beaded tribal patches that will be sewn onto denim jackets.
These tribal patches are also available for sale for your DIY projects
Rahul's mother sews one-of-akind kimono wraps made from vintage Indian sarees using a traditional sewing machine that is operated by hand, not with electricity.
The finished product:
Not only are all these upcycled pieces eco-friendly and sustainable, no factories were involved so all the profits go straight to Rahul and his family.
Thank you for being a part of supporting these talented artisans and keeping the handmade crafts alive.