About Us

Since 1999, Les Indiennes has sustained and modernized the ancient Indian tradition of Kalamkari. Washed by hand in the Krishna River, organic cotton bleaches in the sun along its banks. Mastercraftsman Srinivas and his son Varun apply dyes made from local ingredients such as indigo, madder root, and pomegranate.

Designer Mary Mulcahy distils elements from complicated Kalamkari designs into clean, ethereal patterns suitable for both formal and minimalist interiors. “Imperfection is the essence of beauty,” Mulcahy says. Along with quilts, duvets and other bedding, curtains, shower curtains, wall hangings and bandanas, Les Indiennes recently launched twenty-one wallpaper patterns. Les Indiennes proudly creates jobs in Andhra Pradesh using only socially- and environmentally-conscious methods.

How would you describe your style?

"Our designer Mary Mulcahy had a vivid picture in mind of naturally dyed cotton, with airy patterns of big, single coloured motifs."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Bespoke products are also available for all finished goods in any of our patterns. Please contact info@lesindiennes.com for custom orders."

Laetitia Hussain