Experience ‘Incredible! India’ at Crafts Boutique for Finest Hand Crafted Items

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Experience ‘Incredible! India’ at Crafts Boutique for Finest Hand Crafted Items

Mangaluru: “Make In India” or “Made in India”, no matter how you say it, at Crafts Boutique located inside Hotel Taj Gateway, Old Port Road-Mangaluru you will NOT find anything that is “Made in China” or other foreign countries- but ONLY hand crafted artifacts which are exclusively made in India. Crafts Boutique is one of the most prominent and traditional Indian crafts stores in Mangaluru, where the products have been created by skilled craftsmen from all over India packed in the raw purity of Indian craft. The collection at this unique shop boasts of a wide variety of home decor and home furnishing products that will infuse your home with an earthy flavour essential to the land of some of the traditional and Heritage Indian regions.

Crafts Boutique deals Designers Silver Jewellery, Lucky Birth Stones, Original Pashmina, Wollen Shawls/Stoles, Carpets/Rugs/Chain Stitch, Bed Spreads/Cushion Covers, Silk Scarves/Tops/Kurtis, Papier Mache , Walnut Wood items, Brass/Bronze items, Paintings/Wall Hangings, Rose Wood/Sandal Wood products, Marble Curio, Handicrafts, Indian Garments, and lots more Home Decor products. Proprietor Mushtaq Mir, had opened his first Arts and Crafts business on 14 May 2003 at the present location, and later in the year opened yet another outlet inside the Cruise Lounge, at Berth No 4, New Mangalore Port Trust in the year 2012.

A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with one’s hands and skill, including work with textiles, mouldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc. Usually the term is applied to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic.

Collective terms for handicrafts include artisanry, handcrafting, crafting, and handcraftsmanship. The term arts and crafts is also applied, especially in the United States and mostly to hobbyists’ and children’s output rather than items crafted for daily use, but this distinction is not formal, and the term is easily confused with the Arts and Crafts design movement, which is in fact as practical as it is aesthetic. And at Crafts Boutique you’ll find the finest Hand crafted products, which you’ll never find anywhere else in the City.

Pashmina-the Golden Wrap!

Shawls aren’t just pieces of fabric. They have a rich history dating all the way back to the 14th Century, with Sultan, Moughal, Badshah and European nobles patronizing them.Pashmina is wool produced by the mountain goat (botanic name) of the Himalayas. The mountain goat lives above 14,500 feet (4,500 meters), where temperatures rarely rise above minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 30 degrees Centigrade) in winter. Because living

Pashmina is wool produced by the mountain goat (botanic name) of the Himalayas. The mountain goat lives above 14,500 feet (4,500 meters), where temperatures rarely rise above minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 30 degrees Centigrade) in winter. Because living on high altitude, the goats need to have a warm winter fur, to protect them against the bitter winter cold and to survive the extreme climate.

Only the animals living on high altitude will produce this fine wool. In spring the goats change their winter fur for the lighter summer fur. In spring the wool is collected by brushing it of the rocks and scrubs and to brush the goats. The wool of the underbelly of the goat is used for Pashmina. A goat produces about 90 grams of wool per year. One woven Pashmina shawl requires the wool from three goats. The other shawls are of fine quality wool that is trimmed from body part of sheep/goat and weaving and spinning done by hand and put the threads on loom to weave stole/shawl, the yearn is being dyed in different color’s before we weave the shawl/stole. even bit of beads work and embroidery too is done on it, most of the stoles and shawls are designers with no duplicate copy.

Want to know the difference between Pashmina and Cashmere – Between Cashmere and Pashmina wool, Cashmere is defined as any woll under 19 Microns thick from the Mountain Goat. Most Cashmere Wool is found in the 16-18 Micron range. Pashmina Wool has the finest and thinnest fibres and is only 12-14 Microns thick. Compare this to a human hair which is about 75 Microns thick. Why to choose Pashmina?-because a real Pashmina Shawl differs from other shawls as for its high outstanding quality; they are very smooth, fine woven, and have a soft feeling; it is a shawl for many occasions and all seasons once you wrap yourself in a real Pashmina, you do not want anything else!

Papier Mache:

Papier Mache (Papier Mache is a malleable mixture of paper and glue, or paper, flour, and water, that becomes hard when dry, used to make boxes, trays, or ornaments) is a delicate decorative art painted with pigeon’s feather which shows the artistic of a master craftsman. this art was introduced in Kashmir in the 15th century by a Kashmiri Prince who spent years in prison at Samarkand in Central Asia. The art born in the land of Persia was highly favoured by Moughul emperors of the 15th and 16th century.

Chain Stitch:

Chain Stitch is worked on by men only. As one has to be a professional to make sure the stitches are closely knit to each other. and craftsmen do match their own colour of wool and silk to match the pattern. These Chain Stitches once completed are washed in cold running water. One who has not known what Chain Stitching id, cannot imagine that it has been done by hand. But this is a fact and it is a traditional work of Kashmir.


Crafts Boutique offers the finest quality of woollen carpet, which measure 380 to 450 knots per square inch. They give more importance to the quality of the carpet to make sure knots are put tight and fast colours, as they can be washed with cold running water. They also make silk carpets on order. Hand-knotted carpets are luxury ones and are admired by carpet lovers all over the world. Even the beautiful; house looks half empty without a carpet.

Walnut Wood Carving:

Walnut tree grows during all four seasons- Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring. Before the walnut wood raw plank/log reaches the hands of the artisan, the wood logs are kept under the open sky for one whole year for the wood to get seasoned. The artefacts made of walnut are study desks, tables, chairs, chest of drawers, nest set of tables, jewellery boxes, dry fruit bowls, and other various kinds of artefacts.

Just because Crafts Boutique is located inside a Star rated hotel, don’t be under the impression that the prices on the products will be outrageous. All prices are very reasonable depending on the product and craftsmanship, and they are all MRP marked. From small little nik naks to artifacts for your entire house you get it all here at Crafts Boutique. A small gift, be it in brass or wood for personal or corporate gifting within your budget it’s all available here. Unique pieces at affordable rates. Once you are inside the store, guarantee you will not leave empty-handed- because you will be tempted to buy at least one or few items among the array of products.

The next time you are stuck for gifting ideas or buy something for your personal need or for the house, think of Crafts Boutique, where they will offer you a host of handicraft marvels and home decor beauties to add some delight to your gorgeous homes.

Inside Hotel Taj Gateway, Old Port Road, Mangaluru
Phone : 0824-2442678; 0824-4252678; 9845503678
Email: craftsboutique@yahoo.com; mushtaqmir@yahoo.com

Open Seven Days a Week from 9 am- 9 pm

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