Indian Tradition + the Modern Home
Our mission at The Artisen is to inspire the world by showcasing the beauty of one-of-a-kind, inspired textile creations by Indian artisans. Our offerings combine an updated, modern style with rich traditions steeped in Indian culture. Every collection is handmade in limited quantities to make a bold, distinct statement in your home.
Passed down through generations, our Artisans use Macrame, Block Printing, Handloom, Painting, and other traditional techniques to provide you with distinctive pieces. The throw blankets, rugs, and other items available at The Artisen are as unique as you. You won’t find the same hand-crafted pieces anywhere else!
The Heart of The Artisen
Our products are rooted in the diverse traditions of the Artisanal Communities with whom we partner. These communities are spread across many Indian states including Nagaland, Punjab, and Rajasthan. By engaging the talents of local artisans, our products reveal the country’s rich history and embrace the diversity of its people.
The artisans we work with embody our dedication to female empowerment, transparency, ethical production, and healthy workspaces. We believe in pushing forward a socially conscious business model that improves the lives of the people involved.
The vast majority of the artisans we work with are women from rural areas of India. For both them and their families, this work is a vitally important source of income. By employing these talented, ambitious women, we aim to empower them with the resources they need to flourish.
We truly consider them to be valuable allies and we aim to provide each of them a forum to voice not only their ideas, but their concerns and advice. We strive to give them the freedom to express themselves and grow as artists.
Everyone Has A Story to Tell
Each weave, loop, stitch, and knot in our products carry with it a story. The identities and traditions of the artisans who create them are elaborately intertwined amongst the threads. By channeling this history into their work, the artisans craft unique, handmade mementos that we hope will become a part of your special home story.
We want to establish a direct connection /bridge the gap/ between you and the creator. Our wish is for the traditions of our partner artisans to become tied with yours and endure for generations to come.
Non-Government Organisations (NGO) Partnerships
We partner with NGO's to foster female empowerment and rural development across India.
Kadam Haat is an NGO working in the Hardoi District, Uttar Pradesh in India. The organisation supplies sustainable Bamboo and Sabai grass products to rural artisans. In turn, the artists can create products that are not only unique, but 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly. By educating and training the women in this district, Kadam Haat provides them the opportunity to advance their own lives, improve the well-being of their families, and contribute to the betterment of their communities.