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Originally from the Assam region in the far north-east of India, Usha Bora designs pieces that combine resolutely modern graphics with traditional know-how. Jamini shops are full of interior design and lifestyle accessories, jewellery and also unusual and surprising household linens. The fruit of a relationship between the artisans and the designer, each piece is produced in India in an eco-friendly, fair-trade spirit. Jamini is both a human and a family story – Usha Bora’s brother manages the production side of the business. Another discovery is ‘Eri’ silk, known as the silk of peace because it derives from a technique that does not involve killing the silk worm. There are so many reasons to be entranced by this world where the influences are so diverse…from India, from Africa and even the Mediterranean. Cotton, woven silk, embroideries, hand-printed fabrics – the materials are beautiful and the designs are delicate and original. Usha Bora’s designs take us to a gentle, harmonious world with an invitation to get away from it all and travel the world.
Jamini, 10 rue de Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009 Paris, and 10 rue du Château d’eau, 75010 Paris
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