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Strange things happen sometimes…

RainTree Carpets

On the 3rd day of the exhibition I didn’t get a chance to answer my phone and when I did check there were 9 missed calls! Oh no – someone was lost and I was going to need to get them to Raintree. Nothing could be worse. I have difficulty with spatial awareness, the kind that means if I have to drive anywhere my husband draws me a simple map which I have to turn in the direction of travel in order to read. (Like from London to the Mars office in Waltham in the UK –  for those who don’t know it’s straight up one road!) When I did return the call, I spoke to someone who was visiting from abroad and who had heard about us having ‘unusual things’ through an acquaintance. He came, he saw, he bought. Three gorgeous carpets – an Iranian Gabbeh, a northwest Persian …

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Next stop Morocco!

Morocco at RainTree
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Arastan Exhibition at Raintree

Arastan at Raintree

If you are in Bangalore you may find one of these dropped in your mailbox in the next few days. If not, please join us anyway at RainTree on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September for our first ever exhibition!

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A Day to Remember!

First major shipment – cleared customs today and will be delivered tomorrow morning.

First set of invitation cards – arrived from the printers today and after a lot of stuffing of envelopes will start being distributed tomorrow.

A carpet sale – to someone equally passionate about her new business, that of selling unique sarees.

A photo shoot – of brass platters that are concave but insist on looking convex! The Karen silver sets though were meant for the camera.

An interview for Time Out magazine – our first!

Getting the story boards done for our upcoming exhibition – a moment to stop and appreciate seeing others enjoying researching the Silk Road as much as I have.

The journey and the excitement of it continues!

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