Hand-tufted in India of 100 percent wool, the Tallavera collection exudes a durable yet cozy looped construction amplified by tonal colorations. Tile inspired patterns in berry, blue, olive and neutral colors provide an inviting and up-to-date look for today’s casual spaces. $199-$1,299, available from Amini’s (aminis.com)
Each handcrafted Devika carved ring on a stand is sand-casted, an ancient art that allows for incredibly fine work. Indian artisans make two molds out of wet sand. They score in hundreds of little lines (and a few large ones) to give the finished piece an astonishing level of detail and texture. Once the mold is perfected, the pieces are pressed together and filled with molten aluminum . When the material cools, the artists take it out, clean it, polish its edges, finish it by hand and mount the metal ring on a marble stand. $219, available from Ethan Allen (ethanallen.com)
Elephants assume a special place in religious and day-to-day culture in India. This functional Happy Elephant Stool by Tozai Home is crafted of a white shiny ceramic and is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The stool has front and back detail of an elephant with the tip of its trunk angling upward for good luck. Price on request, available from Two’s Company (twoscompany.com)
Often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore boasts the highest concentration of information technology companies in the country. With a population of more than 10 million people, Bangalore is the third most populous city in India and is a demographically diverse area. Travelers to the region can enjoy taking walking tours and visiting gardens, museums, markets, temples and even boating facilities. Since many multinational corporations have moved to the city, Bangalore is home to many young professionals and a flourishing pub culture. Bring a piece of this vibrant city into your own abode with these gorgeous home décor pieces.