Today as I write the first blog post for Rustic Motifs, I feel a little emotional. After all, it is the start of a new journey, a new phase in our lives, one we hope will beat the excitement of anything we have ever worked on in the past.
The last few weeks at Rustic Motifs have been the craziest and yet the most satisfying days of our lives.
We are working with some such real gems to put together a collection of traditional yet trendy, interior and exterior decor products for our customers.What motivates us further is the passion these artisans have for their art. They don’t have a lot to support their art but they make up for the lack of it with their love for it, doing everything possible to preserve the skills passed onto them by their ancestors. They have limited options to preserve it, either pass on to an unwilling gen-next or find genuine patrons who will appreciate it and take it mainstream. The kind of things we learnt about our culture, our traditional art forms, our artisans who so effortlessly create such beautiful masterpieces, their willingness to share their trade secrets and welcome strangers like us with open arms and the soulful interactions we had with them ……. is beyond anything we could have experienced sitting within the four walls of a corporate office or in front of our super efficient machines.
When we think of Rustic Motifs, we think of the smell of wet Earth just after the first monsoon showers….we are striving hard to recreate the same magic through our products. We love all that is Indian and we hope that through this venture we will be able to bring ourselves and our customers a little closer to our roots, learn a little more about all those beautiful objects that enrich our living spaces and in the process help someone in a faraway village or town in the heartland of India, fulfill their dreams.
I think, just these few weeks have changed all of us, humbled us and evoked a sense of belonging to something bigger, a larger family out there. There is also a sense of pride, which comes when you know your own worth, your history and all the great things that are a part of who you really are.
There is a plan and we have our heart in the right place, wish us nothing but ‘Bon Voyage’….for we believe it is the journey that counts more than the destination 🙂
Post By Merlin Francis