Welcome to our world of globally inspired artisanal textiles

Welcome our cozy online boutique. We are so glad you stopped by. Saffron Marigold was born out of a desire to revive the glorious hand block printed textiles of a bygone era coupled with an intent to help in the survival of this indigenous folk art in a socially responsible manner.

We want to give the discerning customer a choice. We want to offer home furnishings that have a story to tell, that have been created by human hands, that are unique yet affordable, and that somehow have imprinted upon its fibers, generations of skill, culture, and tradition.

 

You are probably wondering what “Saffron” and “Marigold” have to do with home furnishings..

“Marigold”: in India the marigold flower is used as an offering, and that is precisely what this site is. An offering of one of India’s oldest textile arts, hand block printing, applied to a distinctive range of globally inspired home furnishings.

“Saffron”: saffron is a spice prized in Indian cuisine for its rich golden hue and delicate aroma. It is so treasured that it is used sparingly with reverence, and is considered the ultimate garnishing. We hope that our textiles will add that special touch to your living space.

 

With so many textile makers, why would you want to buy Saffron Marigold?

We are glad you asked. here are 5 reasons why..

1. You pay a fair price for original, globally inspired designs.

Ride a magic carpet and experience the world through our exclusive textiles. From lotuses floating languidly in temple ponds to dappled light filtering through the intricate fretwork of a Moroccan palace, each textile carries within its folds a wondrous tale. Pick your journey and we’ll have a textile to take you there! From design to delivery, we do everything in house.

There are no “middle men” and no “department store markups”, which allows us to offer you our handcrafted linens at a fair price, set substantially lower than similar high quality textiles from boutique stores. A win-win!

2. You design your soulful home around hand made, usable art.

 Patterns chiseled into woodblocks transform fabric into works of art, celebrating color, pattern and the slow-cloth, handcrafted way of life.

3. You safeguard this craft to keep our world beautiful

Your support helps us invest in training apprentices to ensure the survival of this difficult craft for another generation. We believe this legacy keeps our world and our home connected, beautiful, and soulful.

Meet Rafiq (center), our master artisan, who now mentors his two sons Imran and Irfaan.

Meet Rafiq (center), our master artisan, who now mentors his two sons, Imran and Irfaan.

4. You will receive an exceptional buying experience

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5. Your support makes a BIG difference

You are helping build a fair trade business where beautiful work is done, and a positive social impact is made. Now, that is a reason to celebrate! We remain optimistic and excited about the work ahead and feel confident that, with your support, we will continue to make a difference in many lives and make this world a little better.

A life changing 15 year association.. still going strong

We promise this is going to be an exciting site. As the seasons change there will always be something new, so do bookmark us and keep visiting. Also, if there is something you’d like, and do not see here, we will love to hear from you. Hope you have as much fun with Saffron Marigold as we have had bringing it to you.