The Indian Textile Industry & Eyes of India
Universally admired all over the world, India is world renowned for producing unique and wonderful textile products. The textile sector in India is the second largest employer, and directly employs over 35 million people. The success of the textile industry in India is no new phenomenon either, archaeological surveys have shown that some civilisations in India were spinning cotton, over four thousand years ago. There were even block printed fabrics, which originated in India and found near the tombs of Fostat in Egypt, showing that India’s export of textiles was in full swing in medieval times. During the 17th and 18th centuries, large amounts of cotton were also exported to Western Countries which were undergoing the Industrial Revolution.
Today, many Indian Textiles are facing competition from poorer quality and synthetic substitutes which have been manufactured in other countries, such as Bangladesh, Philippines, Egypt, China and Thailand. So where do we fit in?
Eyes of India
At Eyes of India, we have been working with Indian Artisans to provide you with a collection of Indian & Bohemian pieces since 2008. Shunning the larger textile houses, we are proud to work with small scale Indian Craftsmen, who have learned their skills through generations. Operating like this allows us to bring you an unbeatable collection of unique goods. Our production house is in the city of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, in India and we also have an office in Los Angeles, CA. A true international business – we supply customers based all over the world.
A large part of our business is being close to our customers, whilst providing excellent customer services. So without further ado, we will show you some of the products we design, manufacture and supply:
Tapestries were one of the first things we fell in love with travelling around India. Each one of our tapestries are handmade by Artisans and feature many assorted designs, including Elephant, Kantha and Mandala designs. A wide range of colors are available and these tapestries are often used as bedspreads, sofa throws and wall hangings. You can view the full range here.
Boasting a range of patterns, textures and embroidery – as expected all of our cushions are handmade by artisans in India. They add fantastic depth into any room, and we particularly love seeing our cushions layered on beds and sofas. View the full range, here.
Poufs & Floor Cushions
The ultimate way to socialise, relax and enjoy your evenings is to lay out on floor cushions, ottomans and poufs. A great way to sit with friends ‘equally’ many of our customers choose to eat on the floor with this range. Any look can be achieved with this collection, and they suit modern and traditional interiors alike. Of course, each cushion has been designed and created by Indian Artisans. View the full range here.
Radiant patterns, designs and colors are matched with materials of the highest quality in our range of Indian rugs. The range includes Chindi Rag Rugs, Dhurrie Print Rugs, Jute Rugs, as well as Overdyed Rugs. Of course, all are made in India by Artisans and are truly unique. View the full collection here.
Knobs, Hooks & Handles
The ultimate accessory for furniture of all types, ages and colors. We are proud to stock and supply a massive range of unique Knobs, Hooks and Handles which look great on all furniture, in all rooms. Incredibly popular with bathrooms and kitchens, they add Bohemian charm in an instant. View the full collection here.
If you have any questions about our collections, or can't find the product you are looking for – just get in touch and we will do our utmost to help. We look forward to welcome you as a customer.