Gorgeous Handicrafts Under One Roof at this Ghatkopar Store!

Attributes: Decor, Upholstery & Carpets, Ceiling Hangings, Clocks, Cushion & Throws, Decor Pieces, Others, Indoor Plants, Collectibles/Aretfacts

 


What if you’re told that you can get a Kashmiri Pashmina, Banarasi Jari bag or Jaipuri bedsheet all under the one roof? Isn’t it a pleasant surprise for ourselves that we can embrace all ethnic products without traveling out of Mumbai? That is what Mela Handicrafts has vowed to bring the sheer essence of India right in Mumbai. While all brands persuade us to adapt & use modern products, Mela is setting a benchmark by allowing us to go back to the roots & experience ethnicity of India. 

Do you know why is it called Mela or how is this different from others? Here’s the journey of rich arts & crafts culture that I discovered at Mela Handicrafts: 

•    The interiors:

The store quickly grabbed my attention with its impressive grand entrance. At the entrance of it, I saw recycled auto part colored in sunny yellow with typical Kutch mirror work that left an indelible impression on me.

The next thing was the bare red brick wall at the reception reminding me of the time when rural folks never painted their house walls. The wooden ceiling with large overhead lights kept glimmering the several corners of Mela. The floor with gray tinge maintained its simplicity with elegance. The interiors are highly inspired by Gujarat & Rajasthan’s rural culture. The walls painted in white with Lippan work from Kutch (mirror handwork done by Kutchi people) have enhanced its overall look. 
No doubt, the interiors were given a lot of thought! 

•    One stop shop for Indian handicrafts:

I personally like quirky and ethnic home décor products and I love discovering them quite often. This was different as I could travel Banaras, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Kutch Amritsar and North India right on the second floor of R City Mall where Mela Handicrafts is situated. 

This incredibly magical place is run by Mrs. Sheetal Seth who travels across India to collect varied forms of crafts. She directly approaches rural artisans and craftsmen in order to bring these sheer art pieces right in Mumbai. The sections are smartly divided to have an enriched shopping experience. 

Fashion Accessories Section:

A wide range of potalis, sling bags, pouches, clutches and laptop bags dazzled with shiny beads and have detailed embroidery. Once you buy a bag, you can choose the right piece of jewelry just beside the corner of it. 

Dupattas. Scarfs. Stoles Section:

These multi-colored dupattas, scarves, and stoles are carefully handpicked from different parts of India. Moreover, you can’t give a miss to pashminas (Starting cost Rs. 1500/-). Colorful Fulkari dupattas from Amritsar (cost Rs.1500/-) are here to complement every occasion of yours. 

Souvenirs Section:     

Carved on a soft stone, candle holders and elephant shaped décor items are a must-buy things for your home. The section also has handmade diaries (Starting cost Rs.200/-) and diaries made of lac (costing Rs.175/-). Huge wall clocks especially brought from Jaipur are made of wood and brass foil. Typical Rajasthani puppets (For Rs.250/-), freeze magnets (for Rs.75/-), and wooden jewelry boxes made of brass metal and inlay work on it (for Rs.250/-) can add a dramatic look to your house.

Artifacts Section:

A collection of customized metal idols of Ganesha and Buddha is unique in nature. You’ll find n number of idols that you would want to take home. 

Home Décor Section:

Typical charpai (four-legged bed) placed in the Home Décor section is to recall your distant memory of rural life. Jaipuri bedsheets, cushion covers, table runners with traditional jari work (popular in Banaras), wall hangings, doormats, and mail holders can help you accentuate the look & feel of your home. Mela makes a classy yet enriched décor choice for our modernized homes. 

True to its tagline, Mela is a one stop shop for all Indian handicrafts. You can experience the Indian art in all its glory. Now I know why it is named as Mela. After all, Mela exhibits all colors of ethnic India – truly, creatively & traditionally! 

So, ready to trace back rural India? Head to Mela Handicrafts! 

Address: S54 R-City Mall, 2nd Floor, North Wing, L.B.S. Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400086
Contact No: 022 2518 2999
Facebook Page -https://www.facebook.com/melahandicrafts/

Author Credit: Sheetal Mhaske

Picture Credit: Mela Handicrafts

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