Atelier

The atelier concept originated in India with the Kirana - a small, family run shop that served the community. The principles and idea of the Kirana was embraced in Europe and inspired some of the fashion houses to create their ateliers.

Aranyani’s state-of-the-art atelier, based in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, takes its inspiration from the Indian Kirana as well as the ateliers of Europe. Founder and Creative Director Haresh Mirpuri’s team trains alongside the top leather craftspeople from Europe’s leading fashion and luxury brands for three years before they begin working in the Aranyani Atelier. In keeping with the brand's spirit and identity, we bring together the best artisan traditions from India and the west, and combine them with a traditional heart and a modern outlook.

Aranyani’s atelier provides an inspiring, enriching environment for their artisans to collaborate and create. Each exquisitely crafted handbag is the collective result of their inspirations, talents and dedicated craftsmanship.

Our Design Principles At Aranyani

Stone Drops

The Stone Drops rims are one of our design signatures. The number of stones used in the Stone Drops’ rims are aligned with the Hemachandra Numbers. Acharya Hemachandra, an 11th century Indian scholar discovered the golden ratio in the year 1202, 50 years before Fibonacci. The Hemachandra numbers can be seen in many of nature’s most exquisite designs - in the simple petals of a daisy, the elegant compositions of Sanskrit poetry, and in the dynamic rhythms of the tango. Our Stone Drops rims pay homage to the eternal and exquisite rhythms of nature.

Embroidered Motifs

One of our signature motifs is of the Kesuda flower (Butea Monosperma).This beautiful flower is said to be between 600 million and 1.2 billion years old. The Kesuda doesn’t blossom - it explodes into bursts of flame-colored petals, that evoke the image of a massive fire when they are scattered on the ground. This is why it is often referred to as the “Flame of the Forest.” Indians consider the Kesuda to be sacred and affectionately refer to it as “treasurer of the gods”. These pastel blossoms elicit feelings of tranquility and calm, while the vibrantly hued petals transmit confidence and power. Aranyani’s team of embroiders and painters create each one-of-a-kind Kesuda design, in the spirit of this flower’s exquisite, natural beauty.

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