A range of different craft styles, a plethora of talented artisans, and lush greenery all around - Shantiniketan easily inspired. From colourful seeds which tribal women fashion into jewelry, to fine embroidery on luxurious silks.
Here craftsmen could bring out the best in just about any material.And we couldn't resist, we had to explore. With an aim to see a manifestation of our design aesthetic in these age-old crafts, the Abakash label was born in 2004. Hand-crafted from materials that are locally available, we try to tweak existing processes and bring about
design innovation - in an endeavour to delight with each product.Situated a short walk away from the bustling marketplace of Ratanpalli, the Alcha Store sits amidst serene surroundings. It primarily stocks things designed and made in Santiniketan under the Abakash label. In recent years it has also started stocking few wares of like minded producers.