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Jaipur Paradise Collection

Jaipur Paradise Collection

The inspiration for this collection comes directly from the Netflix series  'The Paradise'  

The bygone era of late nineteen century of trade, shopping and marketing with graceful ladies at The Paradise store, influenced the design of the elegant earrings and necklace.  

The sterling filigree pendant with a  semi precious stone perfectly matches the silk thread necklace.  The latter is identified as a typical Rajasthani art. We are hoping you will love this simple, and sustainable method of jewelry making as do our artisans in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

All the names we choose for our products have a meaningful story attached to them.  Some are chosen because of special occasions as in weddings. Then there are names of friends of TYI who have inspired us either through their personality or their style. 

Our Martina ring is named after a TYI friend.  Martina wanted something that fit her strong tennis hand and so we designed her the adjustable band; it has become the most favourite in our collection

.Martina Hammered Adjustable Ring

Similarly, the Salima cuffs were inspired by a niece’s wedding.  Salima’s wrist is tiny and the design had to be such that it would look dainty on her and fit her to a tee!

Salima Cuffs


The AF knot is in honour of nephew Alzeen & his bride Farah. It is cleverly coined as the 'Always and Forever' knot by the bride

AF Knot


The Mary 1 and 2 necklaces, are beads on a string and Mary 2 has a tassel.  The name is a play on rosary beads for Mary who also happens to be a devout Catholic as well as very loyal friend of TYI.

Mary One & Mary Two

Our favourite story on the names comes from our artisan/vendor.  In explaining that the earrings design intention is to have a bar and then a chain, this chain is then fed through the pierced ear, the artisan finally understood the concept and cried out "like Sui Dhaga" Which when translated is Needle and Thread.  

Needle & Thread in Gold

Ask us what the story behind the name is for other products……..and we will be happy to oblige: info@thankyouindia.org

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Symphony of Yarns - Hand Weaving

Symphony of Yarns - Hand Weaving

Visiting weaving facilities in Maheshwar, on our last trip to India, was a highlight in many ways.
Firstly, it was mind blowing to see the meticulous calculations required for the process.  Each count of yarn creates a pattern which then is woven by talented, highly skilled women who understand weaving intrinsically.  No surprise there, as most of these women were born into the industry.
weaver woman
It was mesmerizing to see the process; here’s a short clip…..listen to the symphony of yarns!

 
Secondly, the women at these facilities are highly marginalized and the projects they work on support each one of them with economic schemes that are suitable to them.  For instance if the woman weaver could only work few hours in the week, the cooperative would then make available work for her to accommodate her time.  So it is entirely up to the weaver how much take-home pay she would want in order to sustain her and her family’s life.

Thirdly, much of the cotton woven is locally grown and is organic as are many of the yarn dyes.
Finally, the woven fabrics rival any other types in their hand and beauty.

Thank You India is very happy to be able to offer in Fall of 2015, these fabrics designed specifically for the North American market in form of table and kitchen linens.  Watch for them in very near future!

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