Mrinalika Jain

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About Mrinalika Jain

I come from one of the most colorful and vibrant state of India - Rajasthan. I started Kaushalam in spring of 2012, It is situated in Jaipur, “The Pink City”. The influence of my beautiful heritage city is all over my work but besides that our work is dedicated to the folk, tribal and regional arts of all over India. Our products are amalgamation of bygone era & modern world. They are all completely free hand painted, no tracing, no stencils are used still you will find the accuracy in every single piece. Kaushalam is my passion and I put my heart and soul in it.

Let us introduce you to Mrinalika Jain. She is artisan practicing tribal handcraft from the interiors of Rajasthan in India and who sells her painted tea pots and other handmade goods on Discovered.

Can you describe your work?

Kaushalam is dedicated to folk, tribal and regional handcrafts from all over India, creating these traditional craft styles with a new modern look. We create different kinds of home decor goods and especially handpainted tea pots.

What does Kaushalam mean?

It means ‘skill set’. When we use our skills creatively, the outcome is always satisfactory and sometimes unique. Whatever you see at Kaushalam is the result of a continuous flow of imagination, fantasies, influences and exposure to different cultures translated into handmade goods.

Your painted tea kettles are a big hit! How much time does it take to paint one?

It usually depends from pot to pot, but on an average it takes about a week and then a few more days to dry. Do you know what the best thing is? I can drink tea from my own painted tea pots while I work on new ones.

What moment did you realize that you wanted to be an artisan?

Being an art’s graduate, I was constantly inspired by the numerous artists around me who used art to create change. One day I just woke up wondering what if I could use my talent and the skills of the people around me for a cause. I started Kaushalam and thus the journey begun.

Where do you see Kaushalam in the next few years?

Kaushalam was born out of my creativity. It's like a flowing river. So I know the origin of Kaushalam but I don’t know the destination. We’ll keep coming up with new creations and keep the creativity flowing.

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Handmade goods

All goods by Mrinalika Jain



Earl S.

Beautiful in every way!

The Kaushalam hand-painted tea kettle is exquisite in its colors and patterns. Everyone who sees the kettle thinks it is gorgeous. I could not be more pleased with this purchase.

Kaushalam Hand-Painted Tea Kettle : Multi Color Diamond

Hannah P.

Love it thanks so much

Love it thanks so much

Kaushalam Hand Painted Tea Pot (500 ml) : Carnation

Morgan H.

Beautiful Craftsmanship

Beautiful and practical, I’m so glad I found this lovely piece. Would definitely recommend and would make a great gift!

Handcrafted Kaushalam Teapot: Vibrant Blue

Mindy J.

Lovely and useful

The bowl set brings a wonderful pop of color into the kitchen.

Kaushalam Handpainted Serving Bowl set of 3

Mindy J.

Festive and fun teapot

This is a lovely and festive teapot. It arrived safe and sound and exactly as described. I will definitely purchase from this seller in the future.

Handmade Kaushalam Teapot: Oak Tree

Mindy J.

Nice edition to my kitchen

I ordered some cups and a teapot. They arrived well packed and as described. They are beautiful and functional. I will definitely be ordering more!

Kaushalam Hand-Painted Tea Kettle : Multi Color Diamond

Seena A.

Tea kettle

I love my kettle... though I ASSUMED it was much bigger than the photo showed... you might have written the dimensions but as a common westerner , I thought I could have a tea party for at least 4-5 w this kettle like kettles I find here... but I’m happy to use at a decoration


Angie L.

My beautiful Tea Pot.

Many thanks for my gorgeous Tea Pot.It is absolutely stunning and is the envy of all my friends,such beautiful art and design.I am very impressed with your work. Kindest regards, Angie Leyshon

Kaushalam Hand Painted Tea Pot : Peacock Garden

Evelynn J.

So beautiful!

Amazing and lovely. What a beautiful tea pot.

Kaushalam Hand Painted Tea Pot (500 ml) : Carnation

Gail K.

Great Goods

Purchased two lovely items & I’m totally pleased with them. Took a little longer than stated to arrive but well worth the wait.

Handmade Mythical Kaushalam Teapot: Celebration

Kathryn P.

Beautiful Work

The tea kettle and serving tray I ordered truly are beautiful pieces of art work! They will be great conversation pieces. The time and talent that went into crafting these items is very apparent.


Gail K.


Really lovely design & finish. Makes a wonderfully attractive gift.

Handmade Colorful Kaushalam Teapot

Kathleen W.

Best Surprise Christmas Present Ever!

I love buying from this site! I love finding a discovered artist somewhere in the world!

HAndmade Tribal Kaushalam Teapot: Rangoli

isobel b.

Beautiful hand painted teapot

Extremely happy with my purchase! The hand painting was absolutely beautiful and the item only took 2 weeks to arrive which I was surprised by as it was arriving from India! Overall extremely happy with my purchase

KAUSHALAM HAND PAINTED TEA SET: Yellow Tea Set (500 ml Tea Kettle +2 Glasses+ 1 Bowl)

Glynis s.

Lovely teapot

I love this handmade hand painted artisan teapot. It's beautiful piece of handcrafted work. I will be buying more products in the future.

Handmade Mythical Kaushalam Teapot: Elephant

Wendy V.

Hand painted teapot

The teapot is a gift for my daughter. It is beautiful. The person who painted it must be so clever talented and patient. It must have taken an age to make. Thank you

Handmade Tribal Kaushalam Teapot: Breeze

Susan S.

Good product

Very good product, however it took a while to arrive

Kaushalam Hand Painted Tea Pot : Vintage

laura k.

I love my teapot

I love my tea pot. It is completely charming.

Unique Handcrafted Kaushalam Teapot: Pink Pond



I presented this kettle to my daughter as a special Christmas gift, and to celebrate her entering her first year of med school. The artistic skill and design as well as the quality and craftsmanship make this an excellent one-of-a-kind purchase. I would recommend it highly and thank the artist for their beautiful product.

6 cup set of Kaushalam for kitchen

Juliet C.

Hand painted teapot

Beautifully painted, such an unusual gift!

Kaushalam Hand Painted Tea Pot (500 ml) : Carnation

Cynthia J.

Beautiful artisan teapot

I ordered the teapot based on the photo online, and it was even more beautiful when it arrived, with fine detailed painting, carefully applied shiny stones set in silver metal, and a painted handle made with recycled material. I will enjoy displaying the artist’s wonderful craftsmanship in my home.

Unique Kaushalam Crystal Teapot: Golden & Purple

Judy T.


I recently purchased 2 teapots and I'm extremely happy with both. Service was great and didn't have to wait long for them to arrive.


Karen L.

I thought the tea pot

I thought the tea pot would be. Bigger . I also thought I would be able to make tea in it. I was told that I could not because it was hand painted and the heat would effect the paint.

Handpainted Red Serving Teapot from Rajasthan

Carolyn g.

Hand painted teapot

Very happy with the product and it was delivered quickly..brought it for my daughter and she loves it!

Kaushalam Hand Painted Tea Pot : Spring Delight

Lotte W.


The decoration is amazing! They Will be the perfect xmas gift :)

Hand painted money bank


Kaushalam teapot green

Today I received the teapot in good condition. Carefully wrapped and received it within 20 days. Beautiful teapot, great craftsmanship!

Handmade Colorful Kaushalam Teapot: Green

Wendy U.


I fell in love with the pattern of this teapot as soon as I saw it and it's even more beautiful in real life. Very pleased with my purchase!

Handcrafted Kaushalam Teapot: Vibrant Blue

Ingrid N.

Prachtige tray

Mooi ontwerp, ben er super blij mee. Maat is wat aan de kleine kant, zouden best iets groter mogen zijn. Hij is goed afgewerkt met lakverf en blijft zo ook goed te onderhouden.

Kaushalam kitchen tray in black and white

Rashidah U.

Handmade Tribal Kaushalam Teapot: Peacock

Loved my teapot,

Handmade Tribal Kaushalam Teapot: Peacock

Koos B.

Indian teapot and teaglasses

Beautifull design, photo's webshop are very accurate. Carefully packed.

Handmade Stunning Kaushalam Teapot: Yellow

Margaret C.

Kaushalam kitchen tray with elephant design

This was a fun item with vibrant design. My only criticism is that as the design is painted on, it tends to chip unless you are very careful with it. However, as it has been cared for it is still in use after two or so years.

Kaushalam kitchen tray with elephant design

Brechtje B.

Kaushalam teapot

I love my teapot, it's very beautiful. Only maybe you should mention that it's decorative only and you can't drink tea from it.

Handmade Tribal Kaushalam Teapot: Peacock

Elizabeth W.

Kaushalam hand painted tea kettle

Beautiful !!!!!