Outstanding Mother’s Day gifts at the Asia House Fair

Saraswati scarves

Outstanding Mother’s Day gifts at the Asia House Fair

28/03/14

By Chitra Mogul

The Asia House Fair had a treasure trove of gorgous unique gifts suitable for Mother’s Day.

chinalife (chinalifeweb.com/)

Mother’s Day Special – Acumedic Facial

Acumedic herbal facial

Acumedic herbal facial

Indulge your Mum with this voucher for an acumedic herbal facial. The treatment uses chinalife’s range of powerful, herbal skincare products specifically tailored to her needs.

£49

Fuji Kimono (fujikimono.co.uk/)

Cotton kimono robe

Kimono style cotton robe

Cotton kimono robe

These pretty floral print cotton robes in kimono style are perfect for spring. They are available in small/medium/large.

£49

Memsahib (memsahib-collections.com/)

Black silk Ismail Jacket with white embroidery

Black silk Ismail Jacket with white embroidery

Black silk Ismail Jacket with white embroidery

This pure silk, hand-embroidered jacket is called the Ismail Jacket. It was designed as a special tribute to Ismail Merchant, the late celebrated Indian film producer. The jacket is adapted from one of Ismail Merchant’s own jackets, as seen at the auction at Christie’s – South Kensington, commemorating his life.

£ 355

Red full-length pure silk kaftan

Red pure silk kaftan

Red pure silk kaftan

This beautiful full-length kaftan is printed with red and a hint of blue. Made in pure soft silk it can be worn as a beach cover up or in the city.

£135

Annie Mundy Jewels (anniemundyjewellery.co.uk)

Balinese pearl stud earrings

Balinese pearl stud earrings

Balinese pearl stud earrings

Handmade silver stud earrings set with freshwater pearls with traditional Balinese wire work.

£45

Sweetlime (sweetlimeuk.com/index.html)

Hand engraved silver chain with locket

Silver chain with locket

Silver chain with locket

Set on a fine silver chain, this pretty hand-engraved locket opens to keep a treasured memento or favourite photograph.

Gallery 196 (Gallery 196.com)

Summer clutch bag

Summer clutch bag

Summer clutch bag

Using vintage fabric and tassels with brightly-coloured velvet backs, this creation from Gallery 196 owner Susan Richardson is a one-off piece from her collection. This charming accessory is sure to add a bit of cheer to any outfit.

£32

Vintage silk kimono lavender bags

Vintage silk kimono lavender bags

Vintage silk kimono lavender bags

These colourful  fragrant sachets have been created by owner Susan Richardson out of vintage silk kimono pieces with French Provencal lavender and Indian cotton pompoms.

£15

Image: Vintage silk kimono lavender bags

SEMON Cashmere (semoncashmere.com)

One-sleeve poncho

One-sleeve biscuit-coloured  poncho

One-sleeve biscuit-coloured poncho

The chic one-sleeve poncho is 100 percent pure Mongolian cashmere. It has an unusual asymmetric design and drapes smoothly, creating a stylish slimming silhouette.

£225 (Asia House Fair price )

Zafran (facebook.com/zafran)

Hand-carved wooden jewellery box

Hand carved wooden jewellery box

Hand-carved wooden jewellery box

This beautiful piece is hand carved from walnut, bringing out the material’s natural essence.

£59

CHANGS (changstextiles.co.uk)

Dragon batik/village scene batik

Dragon batiks from Anshun

Dragon batiks from Anshun

The picture on top is a dragon batik from Anshun, South-West China.  The picture at the bottom is an indigo batik of villagers in spring time.

Top: £30/Bottom: £20

Camilla Costello (camillacostello.co.uk)

Long floral  jacket

Long floral jacket

Kantha jackets are made from recycled saris that are joined together by a running stitch called Kantha. Kantha jackets are reversible and designed to be worn open. They come in seven sizes. All jackets are 100 percent cotton and machine washable at 30C.

£98

Kantha scarves

Kantha Scarf

Kantha Scarf

This eye-catching multi-coloured scarf from the new spring collection is a reversible vintage Kantha scarf. Each piece is one of a kind and approximately 188 cm x 46 cm in size.

£18

Silk Chassis (silkchassis.co.uk/)

Saraswati scarves

Saraswati scarves

Celebrate spring with these new Saraswati scarves in three delicious colours. Each 100 per cent silk Saraswati  scarf  is handwoven in Varanasi.

£62 each

 

The Asia House Fair took place at 63 New Cavendish Street, London from

Friday 28 March  to Sunday 30 March.

For more information and the full list of stallholders that exhibited, click here.

Chitra Mogul is currently doing an internship at Asia House.