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    Quirk up your homes with tea lights shaped like a peeled orange or candle stands that resemble painted pillars, this Diwali

    THIS year, the festival of lights has inspired brands like Jaipur-based Anantaya to create lamps that resemble a bunch of transparent grapes, crafted from hand blown glass, while the acclaimed interior designer duo, Sahil Bagga and Sarthak Sengupta, have quirky lighting solutions fashioned from bangles, milk cans and waste cloth. We look at other unusual lighting options available this season:
    Text: Sharmistha Maji

    studio-saswata-(online)-2Fruit mania
    This whimsical tea light from Studio Saswata is handcrafted from brass. With a lacquered matt finish, it creates a spiral pattern when illuminated. Perfect for enhancing any space this season. Rs.1,508. Details: designemporia.in

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    Glass pockets
    These draped diyas from Anjali Designs are made from a sheet of fusible glass melted in a controlled environment to collapse and take this shape. The colours were obtained by adding heavy metal salts while making them. Rs.600. Available at the studio in Kalakshetra. Details: anjalidesign.com

     

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    Uzbek style
    Inspired by Uzbekistan’s crafts, the Noor Light from Good Earth’s latest line, Samarqand, will give an old world charm to your home. The laser cut lantern is made from zinc and brass. Rs.9,800. Available at the store in Rutland Gate. Details: 43087878

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    Palatial theme
    Delhi-based designer, Gautam Dhawan’s candle stands resemble pillars from Indian palaces. Made from wood, these hand-carved candle stands are available in colours like blue, yellow and pink. Place them as a cluster in a corner to grab attention. Rs.5,000 to Rs.12,000. Available at Exhibit D, Defence Colony, New Delhi. Details: 011 40560783

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    Metal accent
    While Bangalore-based The Purple Turtles has lights made of banana fibres, our pick is their laser cut metal tea light holder that looks like an amalgamation of a cookie jar and an ancient lantern. Throw in some rice lights for added drama. Rs.450 to Rs.2,000. Available in Domlur, Bangalore. Details: 080 41528039

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