The namesake of the Indian weaver bird, Baaya took its first flight a decade ago, making us all house proud of our roots. With a keen eye and roving feet, the Baaya team travelled the length and breadth of the country to combine Indian craftsmanship and functionality to make beautiful interior products for the home and office. A Kalamkari for your kitchen?
You've already visited the large and very lovely Baaya flagship store at Lower Parel; now we're super excited to inform you that you can shop their wares online on www.baayadesign.com! For those who need a crash course, Baaya believes that native arts and crafts can and should be used to tell stories in today's world.
And so Baaya engages with village artisans across the country - and about 70 different styles of art - to explore new interpretations of their skills. The results are beautiful and often surprising. Take Baaya’s experimental work in copper enamel for instance, it has been considered groundbreaking for its new stylisation and featured in publications like Elle Decor, Better Interiors and Good Homes.
bpb also loves how Baaya has explored Sadeli (wood marquetry brought to Gujarat by Parsis) in a retro theme. Fun fact: the Chevron or zig-zag pattern is directly inspired from Bombay’s Art Deco buildings at Marine Drive. Badhiya Mahal?
Browse the site to find quality Indian products that will make for perfect gifts for aunts and uncles abroad, retiring college professors, and other nostalgia-bingers. So of course Baaya is great for gifting or setting up home, but few know they also posess a “museumy” collection of native Indian art that you can check out any time, as well as custom services to help bring a little bit of your personality to where you live.
Bonus: bpb readers, we scored you a code BAAYAXBPB to shop online at www.baayadesign.com and get 10% off (one time coupon)! Looks like the folks at Baaya aren't the only crafty ones around.
Getting there: Shop online at www.baayadesign.com or visit the Lower Parel flagship store at Raghuvanshi Mills, call 9372838880 for custom interior design solutions.
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