Buying Light Cotton Throws

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Hi Everyone,

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question- if not can someone please let me know the correct place?

Anyway I was wondering how much I should expect to pay in India for relatively thin cotton throws (similar to the thickness of a sheet), screen printed with bright colours. They can be used as a wall hanging, bed cover or for picnics.

Here is an example...

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Originally Posted by pix View Post Hi Everyone,

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question- if not can someone please let me know the correct place?

Anyway I was wondering how much I should expect to pay in India for relatively thin cotton throws (similar to the thickness of a sheet), screen printed with bright colours. They can be used as a wall hanging, bed cover or for picnics etc.

Here is an example...

Thanks everyone
There is in most cities in India a grand collection of "Throws" that are more commonly known as just "bed sheets" and are mostly used as bed sheets or covers or even table cloths when folded to the table size and also for outdoor picnics etc.

Just look for cotton bed sheets that will come in various sizes such as single bed, double bed etc. and "Bombay Dying" is a well known company for such shopping.

Regarding costs I think you might even find someone selling these light bed sheets for as little as Rs. 200 on the side walk but it likely will not be good quality and the colors may run when washed.

Probably 300 to 500 Rupees is a better estimate for a bed sheet if you know where to go and have some bargaining skills
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Originally Posted by torontomm View Post ... "Bombay Dying" is a well known company for such shopping...
"Bombay Dyeing"

(The OP is right, there should be a 'Shopping in India' thread under the 'India Travel Basics (Basic travel tips and advice)' forum.)
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You should get screen printed cotton throws, screen printed bed sheet at around 300-400 rs.

Something like this



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Originally Posted by torontomm View Post Just look for cotton bed sheets that will come in various sizes such as single bed, double bed etc. and "Bombay Dying" is a well known company for such shopping.
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Originally Posted by ViShVa View Post "Bombay Dyeing"
Are you sure bombay dyeing manufactures screen printed stuff, I do not think so.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post ... Are you sure bombay dying manufactures screen printed stuff, I do not think so.
I was correcting the spelling so posters don't kill off my colourful city!
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Seems like you have no dearth of such people

Edited the post because I surely want the city to be alive and kicking.
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Torontomm -Thanks for your reply...I visited the site you mentioned I'm not sure this is exactly what I was looking for. This website looks like it supplies regular bed sheets and towels. I think I am probably looking for more of an item tourists might buy to take home as a reminder of India...not necessarily something locals would buy and use every day at home....but thanks
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pix, are you asking about buying them in India when you are there? And if so in which city?

The price will probably depend on quality and the degree of artisanship. You can get quite cheap tat, and you can get quite nice handloom and hand-printed versions which will last for years.

I am partial for the Ikat-woven spreads from Pochampally, which are sold in the Lepakshi and APCO emporia. They are quite thick cotton, with nice woven patterns and last forever. I don't recall prices, though.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post You should get screen printed cotton throws, screen printed bed sheet at around 300-400 rs.

Something like this







Are you sure bombay dyeing manufactures screen printed stuff, I do not think so.
Jituyadav thanks this is more the thing I am looking for thank you!!! Much appreciated

Edit: Do you know any more websites similar to the above? There are some lovely products there
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Originally Posted by Rasika View Post pix, are you asking about buying them in India when you are there? And if so in which city?

The price will probably depend on quality and the degree of artisanship. You can get quite cheap tat, and you can get quite nice handloom and hand-printed versions which will last for years.

I am partial for the Ikat-woven spreads from Pochampally, which are sold in the Lepakshi and APCO emporia. They are quite thick cotton, with nice woven patterns and last forever. I don't recall prices, though.
Rasika I was thinking Jaipur only because it is famous for cloth...but if you know better places I would love to hear. I was also hoping to find some online shops just to get an idea of the things I might be able to find
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Ooh, Jaipur has Anokhi, where you can find beautiful printed fabrics, and I think spreads too. I think they have an outlet too? Not cheap but good quality.

Janpath in Delhi has several shops which sell the kind of bedspreads you showed, in various prices.

FabIndia has shops in all big cities and the have lovely sheets, see
http://www.fabindia.com/categories/h...U00294392.aspx. The prices shown seem to be for export, much cheaper if you buy in India.
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I'm from Jaipur and Rasika is right that Anokhi is not cheap. That said, you get what you pay for - the dyes are vegetable, hypoallergenic and their revived temple prints were last seen in crumbling temples of Amer -and are four centuries old.

Walk down bapu bazaar for a wide variety and budget. My preference are bagh prints, done in mp.

Also I prefer hand blocks to screen and in Rajasthan they are twice the price but well worth it.
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Originally Posted by pix View Post Do you know any more websites similar to the above? There are some lovely products there
These products are available on most online sellers like amazon india etc, or some sites like this one. There are limited designs you can check online so if you are in Jaipur, you will find many shops selling them, look around and you will get a fair idea about what price to pay.

In Delhi, go to Rajasthan emporium at Janpath where you will find some good screen and block printed products.
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Originally Posted by ViShVa View Post I was correcting the spelling so posters don't kill off my colourful city!
Thanks ViShVa

Dying/Dyeing

I am sure nobody can kill off your Rangila (colourful) and creative Bollywood city.

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Apart from what is mentioned in the earlier posts you could also try visiting outlets of Big Bazaar. https://shop.bigbazaardirect.com/mc-category/bedsheet

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