The Bihu Collection
NEST by Arpit Agarwal is a brand of lifestyle products created by Arpit Agarwal, a lifestyle product and accessory designer. The products are inspired by the symbols, culture, and crafts of the picturesque states of North-East India. The Bihu Collection, by NEST is a collection of hand-bound notebooks, celebrating the rich and diverse weaves of Assam. “The textiles of Assam, including silks such as muga, tuss, pat, and gamocha, carry an exquisite mix of traditional motifs and colours. The Bihu notebook covers are created with assorted textiles made of reclaimed fabric, combined with different silks. While traditional embroidery on the cover brings richness, the handmade paper inside completes the hand-crafted feel. Each notebook in the collection is unique, as the cover design depends on the availability of textile material.” The Bihu Collection is available at several retail outlets nationwide, including: The Ants Store (Bangalore), Nidus (Ahmedabad), Hathikuli Tea Shoppe (Kaziranga), and Mahika (London).
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