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Combining comfort with creativity

The spotlight is on beautifully carved sheesham furniture at the Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Nandanam. The exhibition is on till June 24.


SAHARANPUR'S CARVED and delicately inlaid sheesham wood furniture, a legacy of the Mughals, has got a new lease of life. A specially designed line of furniture is being showcased at the Central Cottage Industries Emporium's Furniture Fest.

The range is wide and arresting. Jute and sheesham wood sofa sets, cane teamed with minimally carved three seaters, chairs worked with rope... each piece spells class. Honeycomb jaali work and tiny brass bells add a special touch to the chairs and centre tables. Beautifully carved dining tables enhance the texture of the wood.

There are many surprises at the fest. Jute and sheesham TV chairs and huge kitchen chairs are as functional as aesthetic. Light rocking chairs, brass inlay tables in various sizes and unusual elephant stools beckon attention. Also available are folding picnic chairs.

A chest of drawers covered with tulips and trellis of vine, occasional and inlay tables are also on display.


Colourful Meenakari peedis, modas from Udaipur and a range of Sankheda lacquerware furniture, including baithak sets, three piece sofa sets and elaborately painted jhoolas are other attractions.

The Furniture fest is on at the CCIV, Temple Towers, Anna Salai, Nandanam, till June 24.

PUSHPA CHARI

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