Monday , 25 March 2019
Bazaar diaries

Bazaar diaries

Shaifali and Aashish Mohnot’s new store, ‘OORJA, the Artisan Bazaar’, is a happy confluence of traditional and modern ware. The products range from clothing to home decorative items finds NT BUZZ


If you are a person who loves eclectic style, then you simply must visit the new store ‘OORJA, the Artisan Bazaar’ located in Porvorim. The recently opened store offers home décor, designer clothes, bags and gift items which have been collected from village artisans from different parts of India.

Customers can expect a diverse mix of modern and traditional Indian handicrafts with a wide range of products for the modern home. There is wood craft, designer clothes, bags, brass and bronze crafts, antique jewellery, handmade embroidery, paintings, Buddha statues etc. The items range from `50 to `10,000.

A homestyler and art promoter, Shaifali and her husband are natives of Rajasthan settled in Goa for the last 15 years. Shaifali  comes from a family that has a long lasting association with business. “We have been taking interior projects for the last 15 years and discovered that there was no one-stop shop for home decor here in Goa. As we used to deal with the artisans all over India, we thought of promoting these local artisans and do a revival of old things which people have completely forgotten,” she explains, adding that the clothing section consists of fashions from three different designers.

‘Oorja’ means energy, which is what her store is about, says Shaifali. “All the things that exist on this earth are because of energy. Energy is a bundle of desirable attributes. Our store has products and collections of different style, vibrant colours and all this gives the store a very energetic feeling. In today’s world people lack positive energy and our products will lend a positive quotient to ones living room,” she states.

Shaifali concludes with a quote, “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.” She is sure that the latter will be the case when you enter her store ‘OORJA’.

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