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Since 1st March, 1999
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Light lustre
Diwali offerings at Hugli. Picture by Rashbehari Das

When: Thursday.

Take a look: A twin range is on offer for Diwali — saris and glass and metal home decor.

The sari collection sees designs in silk and khadi, designed and woven by Hugli looms with an extensive colour palette — from rich gold to festive vermilion. Unusual picks are layered kantha saris boasting a dual tone and fine silk.

Candleholders, candlebras, diyas, lamps… Light assumes many art forms at Hugli this Diwali. Check out the tall mesh tea-light candleholders, long-stemmed bulbs, five-feet-tall glass tubes and test tubes to hold flowers or little lights. The colour story is varied — white and amber for glass pieces to lots of reds, oranges, turquoise and lime in metal.

Other offerings are a Southeast Asian range of fashionable picks. Lots of jackets, trousers, skirts and bags interplayed with crafts from various parts of India.

Pocket pinch: Prices for trinkets begin from Rs 50 while the saris are tagged at Rs 1,200-plus.

Voiceover: “It’s going to be three years since Hugli was born. Supporting arts has been our primary concern and always will be,” smiled proprietor Madhulika Khaitan.

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