Chairs and stools

We are proud to present some furniture for your house and garden. For the stools and chairs, we combine several materials such as recycled sari with metal or wood. The producers of Shuktara use a combination of leather and tribal weavings to make footstools. 

 

chair with re-used sari twine
chair with re-used sari twine

The frame is made with iron and the weaving is made with re-used sari.

cushion with tribal weaving, leather
cushion with tribal weaving, leather

chair with re-used sari twine, small
chair with re-used sari twine, small

chair with re-used sari twine
chair with re-used sari twine

The frame is made with iron and the weaving is made with re-used sari.

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Nokshi kanthas

‘Kantha’ is a type of embroidery popular in Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal. The women stack worn, soft saris on each other and stitch them together into a new quilt. 

Our new fabric blankets are made by indigenous artisans in the west of Bangladesh using intricate embroidery in a traditional design. Our recycled sari blankets are made using a straight running stitch by the producers at Sacred Mark. Each blanket is unique in colour and design,depending on the recycled saris available at the time.

indigenous blankets
indigenous blankets

These throws are traditionally made of used sari's.

indigenous blanket
indigenous blanket

used sari blanket
used sari blanket

indigenous blankets
indigenous blankets

These throws are traditionally made of used sari's.

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Baskets

Bangladesh has a rich tradition in basket weaving. We offer baskets for household use, clothes, toys, magazines, blankets or simply decoration. 

The baskets are 100% natural and the material is dyed with AZO free dye. The artisans can make any size and any colour, accoring to your wishes.

basket "thri pura thurung"
basket "thri pura thurung"

pathi grass basket
pathi grass basket

bamboo baskets
bamboo baskets

basket "thri pura thurung"
basket "thri pura thurung"

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Lampshades

To brighten up your evenings, we offer you lanterns and lampshades of different materials and techniques. Paper is folded and woven into light lanterns; bamboo is woven with very old techniques that fishermen use to make their nets. They are very strong and spread light into beautiful patterns around your room.

The designers at the enterprises make the designs and prototypes with themes for the different seasons.

candle holder, tin
candle holder, tin

lampshade of bamboo
lampshade of bamboo

terracotta candle holder
terracotta candle holder

candle holder, tin
candle holder, tin

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Garlands and decorations

Flowers and colourful ornaments bring blooming nature into your house, garden, shops or offices. They are made of silk, recycled sari, natural leaves or jute paper. The artisans use punch machines to repeat a shape.

The designers at the Production Units make the designs and prototypes, but we can easily adjust the colours and sizes to your wishes.

All the dying is done with AZO free paint. That means that they are environmentally friendly. In addition, two of our production units have effluent plants to treat the waste water.

 

silk paper garlands
silk paper garlands

cotton paper angels
cotton paper angels

Christmas decorations
Christmas decorations

silk paper garlands
silk paper garlands

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Wall hangers

These hangers are made by artisans at Sacred Mark Enterprise. They print the design, word or illustration, make the iron frame and then wrap it with sari. You can contact Prokritee for your design wishes. 

wall hanger 'birds'
wall hanger 'birds'

wall hanger 'you'
wall hanger 'you'

wall hanger 'smile'
wall hanger 'smile'

wall hanger 'birds'
wall hanger 'birds'

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Table linen

We offer a variety of different table linen: Bonoful makes table cloths, napkins and napkin holders, decorated by batik technique. Torulota, a production center in the south of Bangladesh, uses many different natural materials to make placemats. A neighbour production center, Biborton, can make long table runners with silk paper. These can be up to 180 centimiters long and decorated with your own screenprinted designs. 

runner and napkin with ring
runner and napkin with ring

place mats, jute
place mats, jute

table linen, batik
table linen, batik

runner and napkin with ring
runner and napkin with ring

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Terracotta products

Through the ages, artisans in Bangladesh have created an infinite variety of terracotta toys and dolls, both painted and unpainted. The function of these ancient figures, wether human or animal is not fully understood. To an adult, it may be a ritualistic votive object used as an offering; to a child an enchanting toy to stimulate his vivid imagination.

Mrinmoy Pottery, a partner of Prokritee, has a great experience in making these type of items. They have adjusted their techiques so that the bowls can be used for our modern cooking. The dolls are used for decoration of houses, offices, etc.

terracotta bowls
terracotta bowls

terracotta vase with jute sticks
terracotta vase with jute sticks

terracotta footscrub
terracotta footscrub

terracotta bowls
terracotta bowls

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