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Anu Swaminadhan Pillows

Handcrafted indigo and persimmon pillows and textiles look especially lovely in rustic, carved wooden chests.

"I've always been a huge fan of Indian and Indian-inspired textiles," says Courtney Barnes, designer and author of the popular Style Court blog. "Montreal's own Anu Swaminadhan is a contemporary designer producing exquisite hand-painted pillows, linens and accessories using a 3,000-year-old Kalamkari technique, in which natural dyes are painted on with a bamboo pen. I'm so drawn to the bold scale of her designs."

See more of Barnes' design picks in our gallery. Also, enjoy more shots of textile couturier Anu Swaminadhan's work in our August 2009 issue.

  • Photographer: André Rider
  • Products: Pillows, Anupama

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