Delhi label Boriya Basta's kilim accessories rule the wardrobes this summer
Boriya Basta’s handwoven bags, jewellery and footwear are ruling Instagram and our spring/summer wardrobe
If you've decided to add a Boho aesthetic to your wardrobe this season, let Delhi-based lifestyle label Boriya Basta sort out your street style options. The brand is taking sustainable ethno-fashion to a different level with its unique, one-of-a-kind kilim bags, Afghani-style kilim jewellery, earthy handmade home decor, kilim footwear, and much more. Kilim is a flat-woven, pileless, textile or a rug, which originated in Persia, Iran and the Balkans. The brand’s homegrown, experimental craftsmanship, focusing on the flatweave textiles, is perhaps its biggest appeal.
“We really wanted to focus on hand-woven creations, when we started in 2015. Kilim is something that’s so interesting; the kilim we use is hand-woven using cotton yarn, as it is more convenient for the predominant Indian climate, though we also use wool kilims,” Deepika Dayal, the mind behind the label, tells us. Boriya Basta’s stunning and sturdy kilim sling bags, tote bags, backpacks, kolhapuris chappals, and even their home decor collection are taking over Instagram. In fact, the brand’s bucket bag and kolhapuris were sported by Sonam Kapoor in the film PadMan.
Boriya Basta sources its handwoven kilim numbers from Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The brand also has a zero-waste focus. Its newest jewellery line which features the most astonishing range of Afghani-inspired jewellery, featuring kilim, is actually made with the leftover patches of fabrics which are discarded during the making of apparel or shoes. “Kilim is completely hand-woven and because a lot of energy and effort goes into weaving it, we realised that we needed to utilise the leftover scraps in some way, and that gave way to our jewellery line. It’s different, and unlike anything we get to see, and people are loving it,” Deepika reveals.
The label’s handcrafted kilim, metallic jhumkis, Afghani pendants and necklaces are extremely wearable and stylish. The brand’s home decor range, which features kilim cushion covers, and home textiles are also really popular. Boriya Basta has obviously found a huge connect with the millennial crowd, as indie apparel and accessories, featuring traditional craftsmanship are all the rage now.
But Deepika tells us that a lot of her customer base is made up of people aged between 30 to 50— especially when it comes to their home furnishing items. “Our numbers have this earthiness, which is appealing. Some people don’t want to do a lot with their decor, and they want things to be simple and interesting, and they always come to us for inspiration,” Deepika remarks. Boriya Basta’s preppy Aztec and tribal prints give the line-up a distinct edge, and we were also quite impressed with their handy traveller bag collection.
Boriya Basta’s jewellery line starts from Rs 750 and the bags range from Rs 1,650 to Rs 6,500. You can leave a message on their Facebook or Instagram page for delivery.