My love for Indian handloom and exclusive materials developed when I lived in Calcutta from 2001 to 2005. I was lucky enough to meet people who brought me in contact with well known weaving studios all over India and designers who transform traditional style into contemporary fashion. Wearable Dupattas, Scarves and decorative home wear especially for the western market .
Likewise our Buddhas are not mass produced and support the traditional art of carving by hand, chiseling pieces of serenity and peace, a far cry of the mass produced cast statues you find sitting live and soulless in department stores.
It’s our passion to support the tradition of skilled artisans in Asia and especially in India.
If we do not buy their products and find a market to sell those exclusive items, the sons and daughters of these families will not be interested in learning the art of their parents and forefathers.
They must be paid well in order to keep the younger generation interested to carry on with a tradition too beautiful and exclusive to allow to vanish and be taken over by mass produced power loomed fabrics, or sculptures which are cast and have all the same expressions without soul and energy .
Loulisa east meets west is proud to be one of the leading shops in hand-woven products, each piece a piece of art, whether it be in silk, cashmere or wool.
We are happy that many of our hand chiseled Buddha sculptures are now living in beautiful homes in South Africa, Ruanda, Brazil, Netherland, Germany, USA and Great Britain.