India is a country of mysteries. Sewn within its rich fabric and hidden deep within its villages, is a tale of delicate craftsmanship, artistic talent and a sheer love for age-old yet extraordinary art forms. At Earth Souk, it is our mission to find these hidden gems, a breed of gifted artisans, and help keep their talents alive, so that they can share their labour of love with the world, and arm you with something you love. Love Handcrafted Our collection of handcrafted pieces is laced with laughter, woven with joy, and strung together with the loving voices of its artists. Dotingly crafted by hand, everything you see here possesses the best of material, fine finish, and most importantly - heart. Made to complete the artist’s vision, and not inventory, each piece has a story to tell. Each one has a personality – unique and different in its own way, like the artist who created it, and like you. Our artists make, not because they have to, but because they love to. And that’s what makes their art so fine. Handed down for generations, their craft runs through their veins, and is perfected over time. They’ve gained a mastery over textile. They continue to spin magic with every weave, immersing themselves in every thread, to create vibrant and dazzling patterns and designs. A Modern Twist to a Traditional Tale Earth Souk is a design house giving traditional crafts a new form. By bringing modern designs to artisans, we are preserving beautiful arts and crafts, and helping create contemporary products. We focus on blending traditional concepts, designs and patterns with styles and colours that suit the modern aesthetic. The Movement You get art that you can carry. Period. That’s the now and here. In the long run, you get to be a part of an initiative to preserve arts and crafts which have, historically, been enormous drivers of rural livelihood. Today, they are threatened by cheaper substitutes, fast fashion and changing customer sensibilities.
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The genesis of the idea was an exciting road trip in a broken-down Ford Ikon to western Tamil Nadu, and the Nilgiris. From exquisite silk carpets in Salem district to mind bogglingly intricate Toda embroidery, we were astounded by the level of craftsmanship we saw. Curious to learn more, we attended craft exhibitions, picking up numerous pieces of Indian art. Then a trip to North Karnataka happened and EVERYTHING changed. Our quest led us to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and West Bengal. We are still spellbound with what India had to offer. We are part of the larger narrative to bring modern design and aesthetics to these artisans, contemporize products, and popularize these crafts. We pray that this handcraft revolution will enhance the lives of those who create and enchant the lives of those who use.
We aim to ship the product in 7 days from order with shipment times ranging from 7-10 days. However, if the quantity ordered takes longer to process, we will keep you informed.
We stand behind the quality of our products and we will replace the product free of cost if you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason. - You also have the right to cancel your purchase entirely if you let us know in writing within 10 hrs after placing the order and refund will be processed. - You can return or exchange an item 7 day of receipt. Refunds will be done only in the following cases: - Packages lost in transit. - In case the product shipped is the wrong item or not as per order. No refunds/ exchanges will be given in the following cases: - Incorrect or outdated delivery address including any form of a PO Box address. - After 3 failed delivery attempts by the courier. - Package refused by recipient. - Products returned in a used or damaged condition. - Due to minor design variations with hand loom products there will always be some variation between products - Color variations from what you see on the computer and actual product.
Before you return an Earth Souk product please take a moment to understand how our products are made. All our products are handcrafted by traditional craft persons in rural India, resulting in each product being unique and slightly different from each other. Let's not think of an irregular weave or print or a stitch as a defect. Handmade has always meant a wonderful uncertainty when it comes to sameness.
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