Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Spotted  these at a local store recently.  The day-beds by  designer duo Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levine  rethink the traditional Indian Charpoy with fabulous results.

Exploring the concept of `unity of opposites', the range combines handcrafted and industrially produced work.

The day beds use cotton and silk mattresses embellished  by embroidery applique and mirror work. The patterns evoke the ancient Indian game of `chauras' or `Chaupad'.

In an endearing detail, all crafts women who have worked on the mattresses have embroidered their names and the date on the edge of the mattresses.

Check out the designers website at -
Images from  here


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