Basava Ambara occupies the outhouse of the beautiful heritage home of the Mahadevan’s, built over time from 1897. Our 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.

We have a handpicked selection of saris, dupattas, stoles and fabric from textile expert’s across the country, known for reviving India’s heritage weaves, embroideries and hand block prints. We are also involved with NGO’s that work towards the welfare of weavers and artisans and organizations involved in empowering women and rehabilitating those who are under privileged.

The merchandise of Basava Ambara is a tantalizing spread of brands like “Karomi” from Kalkatta, Rehwa Society from Maheshwar, metaphor racha from Bangalore showcasing their exquisite handlooms. A dedicated khadi line for women from metaphor racha & mens line from Niram. Our pottery selection displays a range of table ware from Ishika pottery. Hand stitched leather accessories & bags by Kris add to the variety in merchandise.

Basava Ambara is also a destination for the connoisseur of Indian art & antique jewellery. Artifacts in various forms and media such as stone, wood & metal collected over the year’s right from the 17th century by Venkataram Reddy adorn the store with their distinctive beauty.  Handpicked antique jewellery that evokes the sentimental worth of its ancestral Heritage completes the experience of being in a different era.

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.

Basava Ambara is located in one of Bangalore’s oldest neighborhoods, Basavanagudi. It was set up in the year 2009 and is presently headed by Aravind S Kashyap & Venkataram Reddy.