Please see our new Kashmiri Mineral Box at Smithsonian and also in the Spring 2012 catalog.
Description from Smithsonian:
“This tiny treasures Kashmiri Mineral Box showcases the centuries-old craft of Kashmiri wirework. Adorned with floral granulations, the gemstone inlays showcase carnelian and aventurine. 1″h. x 4.2″l. x 3.25″d.
Imagine yourself a traveler in Africa or Asia. Awed by the sights, you wander through the local shops, searching for something special to bring home to represent the cultures you’ve seen. Shop our mini world market and delight in these artisan offerings from Africa and India. Each of these lovely treasures is representative of holdings in our National Museums of African Art and Natural History.“
Chikan is the traditional white-on-white embroidery of Lucknow in northern India. Artists start by block-printing a design onto the fabric, which they trace using a variety of stitches to create a textured, lacy pattern. This semisheer, short-sleeve blouse features chikan work (chikankari, which literally means “embroidery” in the Urdu language) covering the front, along with a squared neckline and side vents.
Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18).
We were in Paris for the weekend. Christmas was in the air. The venerable department stores , Galleries Lafayette, Au Printems and Bon Marche were lit up in all their splendor! Surprisingly the “Holiday shop” was a fraction of the size of the American stores. Not too much variety in products and mostly glass ornaments some from Europe and mostly from China! A real surprise.
Bergdorf Goodman followed by Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Usha Kris was on hand to photograph the events. It was wonderful to hear comments about the line. A lot of signing of special pieces that customers bought at both the stores. Neiman Marcus on Union Square in San Francisco looked spectacular with its radiant colors in their trees where I had done the skirts and ornaments.
December 2nd saw the opening of the annual “Sudha’s Treasures” a store space donated by the Town Center in Corte Madera. Thestore was a benefit for The Redwoods, a community of seniors. We raised more money over one weekend than we had done over 2 last year! A record contribution!
Sudha’s Treasures benefit store for The Redwoods is on its third day! The event has been a phenomenal success. The store was graced by Doug McConnell who did the opening ceremony. Gary Morgret and Dan Scannell, always on hand, made the store look spectacular with their displays. From the Board of Directors of the Redwoods Barbara Solomon, Jill Greenman, Joanne Spotswood worked hard to help set up the store. The House of Pennathur team Craig Potter (G.M. -as cashier), Jim Prigoff (Board Chair, as cashier), Usha Kris (Photographer), Ed Messerly (computer support) and Cesar worked untiringly to get the store’s products and systems up and running. The team work from the staff at the Redwoods and Board and other volunteers. was something to be proud of !
All this would not have been possible without the support of Stan
Hoffman of the Town Center in Corte Madera who generously donated the space for this non-profit event. With one day to go , we are all hopeful we will double our sales goal with my donation to the Redwoods. Please join us today.