One of the most treasured items in my wardrobe are unique pieces picked up from travels around the country — hand-carved earrings made by a wanderlust designer in Goa, a woollen beanie from Sikkim and a T-shirt printed with the face of Shiva from Rishikesh. These pieces have always been conversation starters and have great memories attached to them.
However, if you are pressed for time and wish to buy curios from lost lands for your home, Ileshaa Khatau is around. Her Colaba store, called Parvati Villa that opened its doors last year, has long been engaging people with its hand-crafted home and personal accessories sourced from Ladakh to Cairo.
Now, just in time for the festive season, Khatau has a ‘spiritual chic’ collection in store for the divine fashionistas. We like the prayer wheel pendant from Ladakh, coin earrings, medallion pendants and rosaries with tassel ends. Have a divine shopping experience!
At: Shop no 5 and 6, Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway, Colaba.