Basava Ambara a destination for the connoisseur of Indian art presents ‘Ishika’, a name that spells creativity in ceramicware.
Its offerings of fine table ware evoke images of elegance and exclusivity. Ishika” – derived from Sanskrit literally translates as “painter’s brush”.
Started by Micky Zavere and Sonal Mehta few years ago as a hobby, Basava Ambara has now turned into a full-fledged endeavour to cater to customers looking for exquisite and exclusive ceramics and tableware either hand- painted or prints.
Ishika’s product line also includes slumped glass products and decorative items.
The ceramicware imported from Sri Lanka is of the best in international standards and meets the strict norms of low lead release and so too the colours.
The “White Light” collection is a revival of sorts using the brilliance of luster and platinum complimenting the subdued white on white imbibed in designs ranging from classic to contemporary.
Ishika is here to serve discerning customers tableware that is truly unique.
The choice of whimsical shapes, links and weaves together with the use of unique colour combinations, earns Ishika a reputation as being both contemporary and dramatic in the world of tableware.
Basava Ambara occupies the outhouse of the beautiful heritage home of the Mahadevan's, built over time from 1897.
Basava Ambara’s merchandise comes from a cross section of designers and craftspeople, textile visualizes, jewellery designers, leather craftsmen, antique collectors, designers of women’s & men’s garments.
Artifacts in various forms and media such as stone, wood & metal collected over the years adorn the store with their distinctive beauty.
Time comes to a standstill for visitors strolling down the walkway engulfed by greenery, courtesy the garden store, ‘Hybiscus’, who travels across the world to bring together the very best garden products from hammocks and ceramic planters to fountains & garden sculptures.
Once your shopping bag is full, you can relax over lunch in the al fresco restaurant, ‘The Rogue Elephant’, run by Sheila Appa and Anand Chettur.
The Continental menu boasts of comfort food like Moroccan stew, classic Kolkata-style katti rolls and roast chicken.
Feasting on freshly cooked food, with Sheila making the desserts herself, you feel right at home.