Welcome & Greetings from Shikara Designs & The Kasbah - Suppliers of Indian Furniture!
SHIKARA DESIGN and KASBAH IMPORTS is a continuously changing collection of mystical art, sculpture, architectural features, Indonesian and Indian furniture, decor items, rugs, and homewares from the East. We stock a range of pieces that reflect an enormous mythological and religious heritage whilst at the same time having a unique aspect of design.
We have closed our Brisbane warehouse and relocated all our activity to our warehouse and boutique showroom at 17 Banksia Drive Byron Arts and Industry Estate 02 6685 5588...we are open from 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday, but are often around outside those hours, so call to check if you are making a special trip.
Directors are Mohan Govindasamy and Julian Millane, who between us have over 80 years experience in the East both as travellers and traders in all that is to offer from a myriad of amazing craftspeople. We both have a passionate love affair with the people, the temples and the culture in general.
Along with the huge range of Indian furniture and furnishings we have managed to gather a collection of pieces that have artistic appeal and 'spiritual' significance, some of the works being made by India's finest sculptors contributing to a large collection of mystical art and tantric art, with more shipments arriving every day.
Since 2007 we have successfully liased with suppliers in Java Indonesia and are bringing in a magnificent range of recycled teak furniture including beds, daybeds, consoles, shelves, cupboards, sideboards, tables, chairs etc at very low and highly competitive prices.
We are often onsite in India, Pakistan and Indonesia coordinating containers of various elements of our business.
We also invite our clients who may wish to come there and work with us to consolidate containers which we will ship anywhere in the world. We are receiving huge interest in our products from the USA and are urging anyone who is interested in setting up there to contact us. It is not viable to ship individual large items, so there is a huge opening for someone who wants to set up a store in the USA or any other country for that matter. Check out our Export India page on this site - our service is not limited to India; we are also shipping from both Pakistan and Indonesia.
Please note. Due to the everchanging fluctuations in the market and currencies some prices both wholesale and retail may change without notice.
Shikara Design and Kasbah Imports is continuously collecting architectural features and decor items. From old doorways, columns and arches, iron gazebos, cornices to ironware lanterns, brass sculpture doorknobs, the feeling of 'ancience' is coloured by vibrance of rugs, saris, curtains, covers and cushions. Whatever your design need, be it architectural or decor, we can source or make for you, usually delivering in less than three months.
We are also in the enviable position of being manufacturers with a purpose built factory in Jodphur India shipping worldwide.There we have a group of skilled carpenters and artists, producing Indian furniture and architectural pieces from kiln dried hardwoods. Many are made using old pieces such as doors and columns, making every piece a unique piece. We commonly receive commissions for domestic and larger projects.
Stock items include shelves, tables, coffee tables, sideboards, consoles, cupboards, daybeds, tv cabinets, chests, boxes, cd cabinets, wrought iron wine cabinets, light fittings and candlabras. The unique service we provide is the ability to provide Indian furniture at call, to suit your taste and requirements. You may select from pieces we already have in stock, or you may request samples in other sizes. Provide us with photographs, designs and/or drawings of a selected piece and we can quote you a price and delivery time. Furniture is made from solid Indian hardwoods, sheesham and teak, utilising old doors, windows, columns and other recycled materials. Lately we have managed to secure constant high quality supply of hand carved and crafted recycled timber furniture from Java as you will see if you go to the furniture pages.
Our Indian furniture is all made from recycled teak or top grade aged sheehsam wood, a hard wood which doesn't warp, split or crack - the aging of the timbers giving it a rustic appeal. Colourful saris, curtains, cushions, bedspreads and wallhangings add exotic colour to any decor with a richness only found in the East.
At another level we can work with you in design and concept development, whether it be for building, home or shop. Many of our products can be built in to create themes, and we welcome the chance to work with architects, developers and shop designers. We can help you manifest your design and decor dreams. We also have a unique relationship with the tribal people of Afghanistan and Central Asia, who hand craft exquisite tribal carpets, rugs, hall runners, cushions, kilims, donkey bags.
Carpets and Rugs
Carpets like Turkoman, Khal Mohammed, Baluch, Chobi, Shiraz, Nain, Quilano, Uzbek, Kordi, Kharghai are only some of our fine collection. We specialise in Khal Mohammedi, Kharghai and Chobi carpets and are regularly in the region buying directly from the source of these beautiful earth coloured rugs. Colourful kilims are a feature.
Our suppliers also include some of the finest brass artists in India - we are happy to have found brass craftsmen who can reproduce some of the classic bronze sculptures of the Chola period (around 9th and 10th centuries), examples of which are only found in museums these days. Our brass pieces are high quality castings with individual tooling and shaping to make each piece a unique classic. Buddha, Dancing Shiva and Ganesha, Parvarti, Kali and Tara, to create an altar, inspiration or purely to add a touch of the mystic to the home or office.