Dazzling range on display
ECO-FRIENDLY, sustainable, fragrant, fresh and exuding a certain `natural' elegance and sophistication which is hard to beat. Add to this, aesthetic and contemporary design inputs expressing lifestyle products in traditional craft language and one has a range of lovely korai grass Pattamadai mats, innovative korai blinds and other products crafted out of grass and reed. Currently on at Thofa, it is a niche exhibition of korai grass blinds and Pattamadai mats, presenting a solution to keep interiors cool and fragrant.
The Pattamadai mats on display come in a dazzling range and colours from deep blues and reds to ivory and beige. While the medium range `pais' are woven with traditional designs, motifs and stripes, the silk `pattu pais' are brilliant designer pieces, sporting minimally elegant stripes on the melting ivory texture of the finely woven mat. Apart from 6 feet by 4 feet mats, there are smaller size wall hanging mats, prayer mats and very smart table mats.
The korai grass blinds by craftsperson Hemabhushanam of Gummidipoondi are delightful in both concept and weave. Large sized birds, vines, peacocks, stylised figures of women are boldly woven into the blinds in bold formats of red, blue or black with cotton in the weft. The korai grass-cum-jute blinds and curtains can be folded up in layers, rolled up through a pulley or folded sideways in the case of curtains. Orders can be placed for any graphic work or name to be woven into the blinds.
Thofa also offers plain and woven jute curtain material at its exhibition-cum-sale, apart from the corrugated board furniture, terracotta masks and boxes, jute handbags and bags and much, much more. The exhibition will be on till stocks last.
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