Kohima, Dec. 6 (EMN): Exquisite, sweet, pretty, creatively made little home decors and accessories has been attracting buyers and onlookers at a stall called ‘Expression of life: A house of home decor & accessories’ on its debut at the Bamboo Pavilion at Kisama from day one.
Items on display, which are selling like hotcakes include serving tray, magazine holder, jewellery box, banana hanger, tissue box, tea coaster, key chain, clothes hanger, key hanger, hand fan, bamboo basket, jute bag etc- ‘all made by locals from locally available materials.’
Talking to Eastern Mirror, the proud proprietor Tasangkala Imchen, lovingly called ‘Tasang’ or ‘Asang’ by family and friends who believes in the famous adage ‘Home is where the heart is’ said ‘we at Expression Life put our hearts to produce decorative items to make your house pretty and trendy.’
Single and independent, Asang, is gifted with creativity and imagination from a very young age. She said the idea to start her own home based studio was conceptualised in the month of October 2015, along with her dad and a friend came up with the name ‘Expression of life’.
Asang who is also a wedding planner and owns ‘Weddingpathways’ said it was stress that has prompted her to take her enterprise to a higher level and do something new apart from planning weddings.
On being asked of how many people were involved in production, she said 9 to 12 people were involved in the unit apart from her dad and herself. The production is done mostly at home- basketry made out of their home grown bamboo, ply wood cut-outs, constructions etc.
‘We design our own products here’ said Asang with some of the items made of tin, MDF glassware which were ordered from outside to make home decors and utility items like wall frame, vase, key hanger, cloth, tissue paper holder, serving tray etc.
When enquired about the exquisite painting patterns on the products, she said they do a special kind of art technique called mixed media art and decoupage where different kinds of paintings, stroke styles and textures were used with further decoupage added to it.
She recalled her journey has not been easy and credited God and her 75yr old dad, a retired government servant who has been a permanent driving force and the backbone to her and her unit.
Asang was extremely delighted that on their first debut at Hornbill Festival, taking the business for the first time outside of Dimapur, the sale has been excellent that they had to restock after just three days.
For those who wish to own a product of Expression of life, it is located at Kevijau Colony, Signal Basti, Dimapur from Monday through Friday. It is a one-stop shop for your home decor needs where pretty things meet function.
Expression of life: pretty little things