Real India: Etsy Finds

I love Etsy.com …I’ve never made any secret of that fact ๐Ÿ™‚ but I’ve always wished we Indians could do more for our little crafty shops on Etsy…OK…so I thought I’d do a little bit of scouting around using Etsy’s Shop Local feature…I was looking for products made by Indians, creations that reflect our rich culture, items that feature our insane love of color and beauty in all possible ways…Here’s what I found…head over to these shops and get a feel of India – real India and Indianness…Enjoy!

First stop- The Home Centric

Urvi, a qualified Fashion and Textile designer, has been designing for 5 years…I have no ‘one’ favorite that I can point out in her shop…all her cushions and pillow cases are unique and beautiful..No one can stop with one, I say!! The metallic ones really tempt me- must be the Indian love of ‘bling’ that’s making me want each one!

Gold Dreams Throw Pillow Cover
Gold Dreams Throw Pillow Cover by The Home Centric on Etsy
Plum Beauty - Throw Pillow Cover
Plum Beauty - Throw Pillow Cover by The Home Centric on Etsy
Marigolds - Throw Pillow Covers
Marigolds - Throw Pillow Covers by The Home Centric on Etsy

The Marigold one is my favorite!!! Such a lovely, bright splash of color…reminds me of saffron and garam masala ๐Ÿ™‚

Second Shop for the day-Mayaruhi

Pearl Bhasin, a stay-at-home Mom, makes limited design earrings from semi-precious stones, crystal, cut glass, pearls, shell, 925 silver and 24-karat gold-plated 925 silver. (Her shop is based out of her home in Singapore but cos she’s Indian and her pieces are inspired by Mughal paintings she deserves to be in this list!)

Indian agate wrapped hoops
Indian agate wrapped hoops by Mayaruhi
Coral wrapped hoops
Coral wrapped hoops by Mayaruhi
Rainbow of Agates in big gold hoop
Rainbow of Agates in big gold hoop by Mayaruhi

Now, onto the next shop – HippieKingdom

Devi, an Accessory Designer, makes bright and happy jewelry that’s both eco-friendly and recycled- she uses thread, jute, hemp, cardboard and paper in her creations-playful and fun!

Coconut Shell and Colorful Tassel Earrings
Coconut Shell and Colorful Tassel Earrings by Hippie Kingdom on Etsy
Eco friendly Hemp Bangle by Hippie Kingdom
Eco friendly Hemp Bangle by Hippie Kingdom on Etsy
Cute Turtle Couple Earrings
Cute Turtle Couple Earrings by Hippie Kigdom on Etsy
Eco-friendly Paper Weave Earrings
Eco-friendly Paper Weave Earrings by Hippie Kingdom on Etsy

I simply love these earrings!!! They look just right for an afternoon out with friends, while drinking filter kaapi (coffee) ๐Ÿ™‚ Nirvana!

 

Next shop – Bootika

Shruti hand paints her products โ€“ Tees, Tank Tops, Bags, Belts, Headbandsย  and Cushion Covers!! Her creations use graphics that reflect India- images that every Indian can identify with…Stop by her shop with some chai!

Handpainted Tote Bag with Chai Glasses
Handpainted Tote Bag with Chai Glasses by Bootika on Etsy
Handpainted Tee with White Auto rickshaw
Handpainted Tee with White Auto rickshaw by Bootika on Etsy
Handpainted Tote Bag with Matkas (Indian Pots)
Handpainted Tote Bag with Matkas (Indian Pots) by Bootika on Etsy

The Last Shops for the day- Art by susmitha and Veganosaurus

Susmitha from Bangalore makes Art Beads, Miniature Sculptures and exculsive Artisan Jewelry. She also makes cute little creatures to celebrate Veganism on her other shop-Veganosaurus.

Demeter Earrings
Demeter Earrings by Artbysusmitha
LOVE carnelian copper clay pendant
LOVE carnelian copper clay pendant by Susmitha
Spiral Dance chunky copper wire necklace
Spiral Dance chunky copper wire necklace by Susmitha

oooohhh…the colors are gorgeous-they remind me of peacock feathers for some reason!

Mommy and Baby Turtleclopses
Mommy and Baby Turtleclopses by Veganosaurus on Etsy

(the second turtle item I picked-anyone notice a theme here?)

Miniature Froggy Family -terrarium decor
Miniature Froggy Family -terrarium decor by Veganosaurus on Etsy
Puffy - smart little cyclops monster clay sculpture
Little cyclops monster clay sculpture by Veganosaurus on Etsy

Oh how I’d like a terrarium with these lil monsters on my desk at work!! I specially love the froggies (such an awesome orange) and of course, I love the blue cyclops’ tie (he’s a smartie!).

Which one’s your favorite product?? Which one would you buy? Stop by these shops and share your love…Promote Indian crafters and Indian crafts…

NOTE: All images in this post are the properties of the shop sellers featured in the post.

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