At Sanskriti Lifestyle, we have a mix of genuine antique furniture and excellent replicas. The wooden door featured (top left) is a genuine antique from a demolished home in Rajasthan. The grain mill is old, and used to be a common kitchen tool in most homes.
We also have a great range of replicas, like the bench and the side chair with Singapore cane (bottom). Whether old or new, our furniture and home decor is "top quality and ever-green", to quote a customer :) All our replicas are made with recycled teak wood from demolished homes. Recycled wood has already been seasoned over the years. So our furniture doesn't face common issues like warping and swelling which even new teak wood can face. More importantly, recycled wood is great for our environment as it reduces the market for illegally-felled forest trees.
Anyone who has visited Sanskriti Lifestyle knows how important the environment is to us. For our buildings, we've made copious use of old doors, windows and pathways. Plus, the number of flowering trees and creepers we've planted is a testament to our commitment to our environment. Visitors to our lifestyle store know first hand that Sanskriti Lifestyle is as much about shopping as it is about experiencing this "beautiful landscaped ambiance"- again, as noted by a customer. It seems fitting to share with our online customers the "fleur du jour", then! Featured here is a bunch from our beautiful Madhur Malti creeper.
Also featured are silk embroidered cushions and wall panels from Kutch.
Rajasthan and Gujarat have always been famous for their beautiful, intricate embroidery. The copious use of little round mirrors interspersed with bright motifs in herringbone make this style truly unique.
Another form of embroidery, the humble running stitch, has made quite a spectacular comeback. Till recently, it was used to create quilts from old sarees. Women of a household would get together in what was as much a social activity as a creative one. This tradition has pretty much disappeared in urban India, but the popularity of the running stitch is very much alive, apparent by the popularity of bed covers, cushion covers, even garments and fashion accessories accentuated with the simple running stitch. India is truly blessed with spectacular art forms. Bravo to the designers who use traditional art forms to complement our current lifestyles.
Quality is everything at Sanskriti Lifestyle. Whether it is our beautiful, hand-crafted wooden furniture, or our home decor range, the quality of our products is in plain sight. Our customers often tell us that the top two things they love about our products is our designs and high quality. It has always been our focus to deliver the best quality products at a great price, and so we are happy that Pune acknowledges our effort :)
Featured here is a set of ceramic diyas and agarbatti stands. Our artist uses high-quality glazes and bakes each piece slowly to get this rich, glossy blue finish. There are no shortcuts to beauty.
Another feedback we got from our customers is that they love wandering about our gardens because of the beautiful flowers in it, like this beautiful Krishna Kamal, or the blue passion flower. The plant is still in bloom, drop in to see it!