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    Keep your festive season green, with our  pick of the best in sustainable and handcrafted home decor.

    By Maegan Dobson Sippy

    Goodwill to all men can extend into your decorations, with these one-off, seasonal picks. From bunting, place mats and cushion covers from local weavers, to hand crafted gift boxes that are perfect for table presents, your home will boast some
    signature touches that are quite unusual and do not ‘cost the earth’.

    1912HomeDecor2aHanging pretty
    Varnam has established a reputation
    for bringing a new design aesthetic to Channapatna craftmanship, and their seasonal range does not disappoint. Take your pick from friendly snowmen, quirky owls or festive bells to add a splash of colour to your Christmas tree. We’d recommend these for families with small kids, as being wooden they can’t be broken! At the store in Indiranagar. Details: 25250360

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    Winter weaves
    The seasonal collection at Eka
    has a striking collection of ‘driftwood’ Christmas trees (Rs2,290 upwards) that are reusable and unique. We also love their Kale Nele textile products, which feature weaves from the Guledgud region. With a classic festive colour palette of green, red and gold, the bunting, table runners, place settings and napkins are all beautifully
    finished. Rs390 upwards. At Eka Crafts, Ulsoor. Details: 25540876

     

     

     

    1912HomeDecor6aWrap it up

    Make your dining table look
    more festive by adding beauti-
    fully wrapped table gifts to each place
    setting. These gift boxes from Crack of Dawn Crafts are great for little presents, and have been exclusively crafted from handmade paper by city-based
    designer Sunehra Koshy. They’re available in a range of sizes and festive designs. Rs120 upwards. Details:
    crackofdawncrafts.in

     

     

     

     

    1912HomeDecor7Touch of brass
    These engraved brass goblets
    at Caravan Craft are just the thing for mulled wine servings. Made by skilled marori artisans they add a regal touch to your Christmas dinner table or party.
    Matching napkin holders are also
    available. Rs8,600 upwards. At Phoenix MarketCity, Whitefield.
    Details: 67266540

     

     

    Woven wonders
    Add a splash of Christmas colour
    to your living room, with the range of
    seasonal cushion covers from the Diya Foundation. Hand-finished in pure cotton by the differently-abled individuals that the charity supports, they’re the epitome of festive cheer, and come in a range of Christ- massy designs. Rs150 upwards. At the
    Diya Foundation Centre, Chele
    kere. Details: 9880052833

    1912HomeDecor8eStitch in time
    Bring in a touch of winter, with
    these gorgeous crochet snowflakes.
    Each one is painstakingly made by hand, making them as unique as snowflakes themselves. Available in strings of gold, white and red with attached golden bells, there are also individual angels that you can hang from the tree, or use to brighten up a dull room. Rs100 upwards. At: face
    book.com/TiaraStore

     

    1912HomeDecor5aGolden highlights
    In their newly opened store in
    Leela Palace, Rajasthani brand Anan
    Taya have some exquisite hand-crafted
    products. The candleholders in delicate hand-turned marble are elegantly festive, with gold and silver leaf applied around the edge of each piece adding that all-important sparkle. A video of the artisans at work on the piece can be seen in-store. Rs1,860 upwards. At the Collonade, Old
    Airport Road. Details: 42106797

    1912HomeDecor4Glowing globe
    Spotted in one of the store’s
    stunning festive window displays,
    these lamps are real signature pieces, but they do require a bit of space so as not to crowd the room. Local craftsmen have wired together colourful glass and acrylic beads to create this stunning effect, and you can add as many or as few rice lights as you like, depending on the impact you want to create. Rs8,400 upwards. At The Purple Turtles, Domlur. Details: 41528039

     

     

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