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Block Printed Linen At Soma Shop

What you see We spot beautiful hand-block printed products from Rajasthan showcased on the window display at Soma Shop on 100 feet Road in Indiranagar, Bangalore. The store looks colorful and charming at the outset with its range of home accessories and clothing.

What you get Soma Shop is an exclusive store for hand block-printed textiles and artifacts made by villagers in Rajasthan using vegetable dyes and non-toxic chemicals. The motifs are mostly nature-related with flowers, leaves and birds. The fabric for mens clothes, womens apparel, bedsheets, quilts, table linen and the like is usually cotton.

The home accessories range at Soma Shop includes duvet covers, quilts, bedspreads, pillow covers, cushion covers and curtains. These come in bright colors like off-white, pink and sky blue with flower-shaped patterns. The dining and kitchen accessories range is huge and interesting with table cloths, napkins, chair covers, placemats, aprons, potholders, oven gloves, tea cozies and so on. The table linen collection is grand especially the ones with bright floral prints on white base at Rs. 400 onwards. Table cloths are available in square, rectangular and round-shaped options. Complete table linen sets also along with chair covers, placemats and matching tea cozies and potholders are there too.

The mens and womens clothing range (Rs. 200-2,500) at Soma Shop is not to be missed. There are block-printed skirts, dresses, salwar kameez sets, jackets for men and women, vests, shorts and block-printed shirts for men. Womens accessories like scarves and mens accessories like hats are available too. Sleep wear for women is also available in various prints and design. You can get knee length gowns in pure cotton that would be comfortable as night wear.

Other knick-knacks and artifacts at Soma Shop include all purpose boxes, trays, lampshades, photo frames, napkin holders and the like (excellent gift options). We spotted a few beaded napkin holders – very attractive, handy and worth a buy. Then there is a unique collection of block-printed bags mainly pencil bags, file folders, make-up kits, toilet kit bags, laptop bags and large travel bags for a traditional style statement.

Our verdict Soma Shop is worth a visit to check out Rajasthans hand-block printing art. The products are bright and very ethnic and are claimed to be guaranteed for machine wash. Attendants are co-operative and parking space is available on 100 feet Road.

Anytime between 10 AM 8 PM

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