Dak Bangla

[Historical Terms – in India, formerly] a traveller’s rest-house in remote areas or along a dak route.

The dak (postal) system relied on relays of runners (or postmen) who hand-carried the mail on long routes and used these half way houses as a rest point for the night. Later these were to become rest houses for travellers and their families.

The Dak Bangla collection, reminiscent of a mood, in itself a relic from the days before the words resort, spa, air conditioning and interior design came to stay. These white washed buildings with sloping tiled roofs had a typical look about them and came attached with a garden and most importantly a caretaker cum mali cum cook. The rooms were privy to amazing stories of royalty, politics and even the freedom movement. Enough fodder for Rudyard, Alan and Jim for their books on India.

Along with the scrawny chicken that finds its way in your lightly-spiced curry, courtesy the caretaker, the Dak Bangla Collection of furniture and knick-knacks are relics of a time long gone. The highly distressed, antique tanned, hand stained aesthetic has been achieved by a meticulous process – bringing classic authenticity to each piece.

Versatile leather interplays with the strength of metal, as side tables and book shelves adopt slim, streamlined shapes. Curved edges of the legs, as they intersect or by pass each other, add a hint of softness, without detracting from their sturdy metal-framed silhouettes. This old meets modern silhouette is essential also to the straight laced forms of the Filing Cabinet and Loopy Chest.

Whimsically named, the Speed Breaker sofas redefine ergonomic heaven. Their bumpy curves fit perfectly against body contours, and the sink-in Sepoy evokes memories of afternoons spent sipping chilled glasses of khus in chikh cooled verandahs.

Alongside Portside’s signature furniture range, the Dak Bangla Collection also features a number of accessories including "Board Games" -Backgammon, Chess and Bridge Sets.

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VENDOR: Kish Handicrafts Pvt ltd

"This artisanal leather covered Stationery Case is crafted and beautifully hand-stained by highly skilled karrigars of PortsideCafe. Marks & blemishes which are intrinsic to this leather are celebrated for their authenticity & not artificially hidden. This box is lined with...

Rs. 6,282.00

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"A single, bent, leather-clad metal pipe forms the base of this simple yet elegant standing lamp. Price does not include shade & bulb."

Rs. 22,578.00

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"Hand-stitched leather footwear is an old craft in which the sole is stitched on to the upper with a thick, waxed cotton thread. This technique is beautifully employed in this unique tumbler which has a beautiful grey, ombre finish to...

Rs. 1,634.00

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"This artisanal leather covered In/Out Tray is crafted and beautifully hand-stained by highly skilled karrigars of PortsideCafe. Marks & blemishes which are intrinsic to this leather are celebrated for their authenticity & not artificially hidden. This tray is lined with...

Rs. 3,790.00

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"This artisanal leather covered Pencil Case is crafted and beautifully hand-stained by highly skilled karrigars of PortsideCafe. Marks & blemishes which are intrinsic to this leather are celebrated for their authenticity & not artificially hidden. This box is lined with...

Rs. 3,277.00

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Flat leather clad metal strips are joined at the base and rise to form a bud shape in this lamp. Price does not include the shade.Colour : Antique tan leather

Rs. 12,200.00

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Store tiny trinkets/ bracelets safely with this table top leather box.

Rs. 1,550.00

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VENDOR: Kish Handicrafts Pvt ltd

A perfect sling for people on the go! Drop in your keys, phone or required objects and secure it with the belt hook! Forget not to move in style!

Rs. 2,200.00

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This cylindrical mini-bar clad with hand-antiqued leather, called 'Tank-Up', from the 'Dak Bangla' collection, has enough space to store all your favorite poisons and bar accessories.When opened it reveals well lit interiors which have provision for hanging wine glasses &...

Rs. 237,000.00

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VENDOR: Kish Handicrafts Pvt ltd

This adorable little piece of furniture is a perfect companion to its larger mate, the 'Loopy Bed' from our ever evolving 'Dak Bangla' collection. This lightweight side table has tapering legs in solid wood. The top drawer part is covered...

Rs. 51,000.00

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The 'Dak Bangla' bed-end trunk is all you need to add a timeless, vintage look to your bedroom. The storage also acts as a bench for sitting purposes. The spacious drawers on both sides can be used to store all...

Rs. 109,000.00

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VENDOR: Kish Handicrafts Pvt ltd

The 'Dak Bangla Mirror 04' can be paired with the chest of drawers from the same collection. The frame has been covered in antiqued leather to give it an ageless appearance.

Rs. 50,500.00
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