The Art of the Making

We celebrate small batch, handmade and unique - we love exploring ancient traditions and production methods that have been passed down through the generations. Our goal is to find quality one-of-a-kind pieces that will stand the test of time, each with their own story to tell

Hand-block Printing

Our hand block print is produced by a small family run business in Jaipur, they use the same methods today as their ancestors did, passed down through the generations over thousands of years

Hand block printing is an ancient textile art which is traced back as far as the 5th century BC, with its roots in India, China and Japan. The process involves creating a design on paper, and then intricately carving that design by hand into a block of wood, before pressing the block into dye and then repeatedly pressing along a length of fabric

Block printing is the earliest, simplest, and slowest of all methods of textile printing and results in a one-of-a-kind finish that is unobtainable by any other method. Each has their own unique tell-tale signs of the human hand, and no two pieces will ever be the same. You will see subtle variations in the design, you might spot where the blocks meet, you will see darker areas where the dye is fresh, and then more muted areas where the dye is fading out. These features add to the beauty and uniqueness of this special ancient art form

Mali Mudcloth

Our mudcloth, also known as ‘bogolan’ is sourced directly from Mali, West Africa. Mudcloth is one of the world’s most unique and ancient textiles and can be traced right back to the 12th century

Mudcloth is made through an entirely manual process and involves harvested cotton being individually sewn into strips, before then being hand stitched into a large piece of fabric. The fabric is then traditionally dyed in a bath of leaves and branches, and then sun-dried before a pattern is painted using different varieties of mud. We decided to keep our mud cloth natural and without dye, resulting in the most incredible off-white natural colour and texture

The cotton is raw, rustic, and not chemically treated – you may even find bits of cotton husk woven within. The saying goes that bogolan is made up of the earth, the river, the forests, and the sun of Mali

Crystals & Fossils

The Ancient Egyptians used crystals as a good luck charm, Greek soldiers took them on the earliest battlefields as a form of protection, and crystals are well documented in ancient Chinese medicine

Whatever your beliefs, crystals make the most beautiful natural art for the home and bring something very special to a space

We keep our collection small to ensure the highest quality. We prioritise authenticity and ethical sourcing above all else which is why we will never buy crystals in mass or from a supplier that we are unfamiliar with. We are fortunate to have known our supplier through a family connection for over 15 years. Based in the UK, they have almost 40 years of experience in the business, always buying directly from the source