With the festive season on in full swing and with the wedding season steadily approaching, it’s time to accentuate the living space with little embellishments of ethnicity. While in the West with the coming of Christmas, hollies are added to door-fronts, canister jars are stocked with red and white candy canes and the smell of Christmas fir is everywhere—during the months of Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Shaadi-ka-time, we too have exciting traditions. We’ve got you some of our favourite picks in the form of Indian art to decorate the home space to add that element of festivity and excitement. Take a look!
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Animal Pop Wall Art – India Circus

Bringing in some festivity doesn’t always come in the form of marigolds adorning the door and portraits of Gods and Goddesses. Instead, add a contemporary touch while still staying true to your roots with this bright wall art. The vibrant animals and motifs references India’s rich and diverse visual treasure of fauna and foliage. Inspired by nature, this piece of art will give your home a bright and contemporary take on Indian landscapes.

Shop for this item at www.indiacircus.com for ₹2,999

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Chain Stitch Cushion Covers – Contemporary Arts and Crafts

Cushion covers in chain stitch patterns—the earliest form of this technique (in or about 1,100 BC) has been traced to China. The design and technique later found its way to Persia where it came to be known as Resht, in Kashmir it was known as Numadahs and in Central Asia as Suzani. Add this element of historical tradition to your home this season to add in some nuanced tradition.

Shop for cushion covers at Contemporary Arts and Crafts for ₹850-2,550

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Copper Paandaan – The Home Label

Paan and supari are an age-old ritual at all Indian celebrations. Kolkata’s meetha paan, Mumbai’s Muchhad ka saada paan or Banarasi maava paan are just some of the many versions of this mini-bite wrapped in a betel leaf. Serve them in this dome-shaped box, because presentation is everything! Or you can use this copper beauty for modaks or any other sweetmeats during the festivities. Sure your guests will guilt you for bringing in the calories but you can’t deny it makes for a pretty as can be server and speaks volumes of Indian craft in terms of design and craft.

Shop for this item at www.thehomelabel.com for ₹2,600

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Mumbai Taxi Poster – Flipkart

If you’re looking to add a really contemporary, kitschy addition to your room, opt for this pop-art print of a Mumbai taxi. The combination of sea-blue and sunny yellow will brighten up any wall it hangs on and the familiar sentiment of a taxi will bring a smile to any passer-by.

Shop for this item at www.flipkart.com for ₹174

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Periyar Cup and Saucer – Good Earth

This fine bone china tea time collection is inspired by the landscape of the Indian subcontinent with its motif of the majestic howdah clad elephant amongst verdant groves of palm, banana and mango trees set in a magical lake.

Shop for this item at Good Eart for ₹1,250

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Cane Baskets with Brass – Pawan Emporium

We spotted these gorgeous cane baskets with brass hardware at this year’s Kala Ghoda Festival held earlier in the year and fell in love! So we thought we’d reintroduce them to you during the festive season. Available in all shapes and sizes, these are great for storing your makeup, laundry or any other paraphernalia, plus, the cane and gold and brass tones will bring the perfect touch of ethnicity and practicality to your home.

Shop Address: Pawan Emporium, Plot No. 234, Street No. 9, Sadarpur Colony, Near Amrapali Apartment, Sector 45, Noida, 201 301 (U.P.)