Thursday, 29 March 2012

Indian Furniture – Capture the Spirit

If you want to inject some real spirit into your home, check out the bespoke Indian furniture range.

Indian furniture is distinctive for its beautiful dark natural wood. If you are looking for a bed that really dominates your bedroom, Indian furniture is the choice for you. Whether it’s the New Dakota Kingsize bed featuring inlaid panels and solid wood slats, the Indy Tiger Sleigh Bed with its big bold contemporary lines built from solid mango wood or the award-winning Indy Provence range with sturdy design and polished fruit wood panels, Indian furniture offers a timeless and elegant style that is at once traditional and majestic – perfect for a classic or contemporary setting.

Indian Furniture – The King of Furnishings

From the majesty of the Mah Haraja Indian bed to the rustic charm of the Java Natural Bed made from eco-friendly solid mango wood, there’s a piece of Indian furniture perfect to fit your style. The mango is known as the ‘King of fruit’. Legend has it that a Buddhist monk found tranquillity and repose in a mango grove – and the monks introduced the mango from East India and Burma to Malaysia and eastern Asia. The mango tree is used as the source material for a range of Indian furniture thanks to its inner beauty and strength. In India, some believe the mango tree is a symbol of love and that it can even grant wishes. For Hindus, fresh mango leaves are hung outside their front doors during the Hindu New Year as a blessing to the home. And the leaves are hung outside the homes of newlyweds to encourage fertility. It isn’t surprising that such a sacred tree offers such beautifully unique Indian furniture.

Mango Magic

Across the south east of Asia, traditionally nobles and kings cultivated private mango groves. The mango trees were seen as a source of pride and social status. As well as mango wood being sought after today to carve distinctive Indian furniture, the whole of the mango tree is used and valued. Apparently, Sanskrit poets believed chewing on mango buds gave sweetness to their voice. And of course, while mango wood may make beautiful furniture, the fruit is bursting with vitamin C and vitamin A – it’s estimated over 20 million metric tons are grown throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, from Malaysia to Pakistan, Thailand to China, Peru to Mexico.

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