the ants store in Bangalore is part of the ant ~the action northeast trust.
A voluntary organization based in Assam, that has merged traditional designs with modern sensibilities through its Aagor cottons and Endy silk products for many years.
Taking the success story forward, the ant has now launched a new initiative of bringing positive stories from Northeast and similar forgotten communities.

I was so glad I went to this beautiful store, lucky me I had my trusty point & shoot camera in my handbag and one of the store owners Pradeep Krishnappa was kind enough to allow me to shoot:-) The other owner being Smita Murthy. Together they have created an amazing store. So here are some beautiful handcrafted products from the ants store.
The store displays some stunning woven textiles by the Bodo community as well as Naga women.
Black pottery from Nagaland is so beautifully displayed all over the store.
Drool-worthy handcrafted jewellery!
They have a lovely range of kurtas, skirts, tops, stoles and belts.
Details of the woven fabrics.
The lovely, shiny, black pottery:-) Take your pick!
Hi there~ A Selfie of sorts;-)
Textile bound notebooks.
Loads of wooven Kauna Reed baskets from Manipur.
Home furnishings made out of the woven fabrics.

Hope you enjoyed the store tour:-) Do visit it if you are in Bangalore.

The store is located at
2023/b, 1st Cross, 14th A Main
HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Tel: 080-41715639

(images by Arch)