Intricate workmanship. Pic. by M. Moorthy
CANE, BAMBOO and textiles in distinctive concepts, weaves and patterns are available at a hefty discount sale currently on at the Purbashree Emporium 35, 36 Greames Road, Chennai 60006. The North East's cane furniture, bamboo artefacts and lifestyle items charm with their intricate workmanship and perfect finish. Showcased also are Assam's famous `woven' bamboo sofa sets, coffee tables, moorhas, side tables and so on.
The cane furniture also comes in the more `rustic' looking avataar of exposed cane sofa sets with attractive straight lines. Lovely ethereal looking cane and bamboo screens from Tripura and bamboo `chiks' are the other typical products of the North East on display.
Well-crafted cane and bamboo carry bags, handbags and purses are the new designer entrants from Meghalaya and Nagaland.
For the gift giver, Purbashree offers a choice of beautiful cane and bamboo baskets, fruit bowls, coffee and beer mugs, key chains and so on. The distinctive textile culture of the North Eastern states makes compelling impressions.
Woven Naga jackets and shawls in the typical red, blue and white of Naga tribal weaves, exquisitely bordered cotton and tussar from Manipur and Assam and equally well crafted bed linen are available at the discount exhibition-cum- sale, which will be on till mid- May.
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