About ONLY MERAKI
ONLY MERAKI was born in October 2018 and is an effort of two sisters Ambika and Anjali. We come from an erstwhile idyllic now bustling city of Dehradun, India, which is in the foothills of the Himalayas. Ambika, an ex-Indian Army officer & I a Management graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology, share a passion for art & handmade products. This passion we owe to no one else but to our mother Lt. Mrs Mohini Bhardwaj who was a born artist and an extremely creative person herself. Every summer just before the school vacations, she would guide us to choose one creative activity. This activity was to be completed & practised to excel during the school break. The routine that was started to keep we sisters busy, soon became a passion. And here we are with Only Meraki!!
HOW WE DESCRIBE OUR WORK!
Inspired by numerous folk and regional arts of India like Madhubani, Warli, Patachitra etc, Only Meraki is all hand painted & crafted. At Only Meraki we make home décor items like paintings, hand painted trays, coasters, tea lights, boxes, clutches etc with the aim of making homes more beautiful and providing handmade gifting solutions to people. We also take customised orders from customers to suit varied requirements.
WHAT DOES MERAKI MEAN?
Meraki is a Greek word that means putting a part of yourself (your soul, creativity and love) in your work. We chose this name for our brand as all our work at Only Meraki is a soulful expression of our passion for art and creating handmade products for home décor and gifting and each piece that we create is something that we are absolutely in love with.