Our beautiful hardwood dining tables are constructed with acacia wood. Each hardwood piece is handcrafted and joined using the ancient techniques of northwestern India to create a truly unique piece of furniture. The colors, textures, tone, and grain of each item is unique while the skill that goes into creating these pieces gives them a beautiful, rustic appearance and solid construction that will last for generations. No two pieces are alike making the furniture you purchase, one-of-a-kind.
All our Indian hardwood furniture is created using sustainable wood to help protect the world’s forests. Each piece is handcrafted, right down to the hardware and hinges, by skilled craftsmen.
Acacia Story: Acacia is prized for its durability, moisture resistance and solidity. Acacia trees are fast-growing and survive well in tropical regions. This also means that after an acacia tree has been felled to produce furniture, it can be quickly replaced in a sustainable manner.
Eco-friendly acacia is renowned for its beautiful variegated grain patterns and rich color. It is incredibly hard and very heavy which makes it ideal for bearing the wears and tears of modern family life. The heartwood is reddish brown in color, while the sapwood is yellowish-white. The kiln-dried wood is easy to work with for carpenters and the texture of the wood allows for a smooth fine finish. Furniture made from beautiful, solid acacia wood will last for many years.
Hand Tied Wool and Jute Rugs
Hand knotted rugs are made on a specially designed loom and are knotted by hand. The making of hand knotted rugs is a very ancient art that deserves a lot of admiration! The size of the loom depends on the size of the rug and the weaving is done from the bottom to the top. The rug weaver inserts the “knots” into the foundation of the rug and they are tied by hand, this makes up the “pile” of the rug. This is a very tedious and time consuming operation.
The length of time to produce a hand knotted rug depends on the size and intricacy of the pattern. It is not unheard of for a super fine quality 12’ x 15’ rug to take over a year to produce! Hopefully you can appreciate why the cost of these rugs is much greater, as hand knotted and hand woven rugs can last many generations if they are of good quality and properly maintained.