Gold, white and kansa: The Cochin Collection by Ritu Kumar Home in collaboration with Ashiesh Shah showcases the best of Kerala culture

APR 12, 2024 | By Team ELLE DECOR India
The serveware collection forged in brass represents the sweet melancholy of simpler times, and intentional meals.
Kochi’s textiles are brought to you, to accessorise your home in the resplendent tones of South Indian culture.

Woven in gold and wrapped in rich greens are an artful assortment of accents that pay homage to South Indian heritage. Every parable that you’ve heard about Kochi, has been encompassed in this intricately curated hand-crafted collection from the house of Ritu Kumar, in collaboration with Ashiesh Shah.

The gilded borders of Kasavu Sarees and the motifs that reign in inspiration from Banana leaves embed each and every piece in the collection and are reminiscent of stepping foot into a Keralite household. Paying homage to Kochi’s dual essence of a contemporary, commercial abode rooted in age-old traditions and cultural practices, Ritu Kumar’s Cochin collection extends her legacy to uniquely curated pieces that add sophisticated warmth to your abode. The quintessence of Kochi is brought to your table through Nalukettu and its motifs, which have been derived from the leaves of the Banana plant.

The gold on the linens pays homage to the traditional gold border on Mundus and Kavasu Sarees and tells tales of heritage homes.


The gilded gold wallpaper embraces the cultural landscape that the southern states of India is entrenched with.

The artisanal inheritance of Kansa, is carried in the Brass Kansa Thali and Jug that make for the perfect serveware for a scrumptious meal of Pazham Pori (banana fritters) and Kulukki Sarbath (a lemony summer drink), or take you on a elaborate journey of cultural grandeur through the lush greens and beachy serenity of Kochi regardless of your culinary preferences. 

The brass serveware decked in motifs inspired from leaves of the Banana plant, anchors the diner with every meal.

What accentuates this already affluent collection, are the philosophies of Wabi-Sabi that enrich this old-world catalogue of culture with a natural and organic connotation. The imperfect evanescence of life is highlighted through every piece that adds life to your home and forges a place you would always want to come back to.

Kochi’s textiles are brought to you, to accessorise your home in the resplendent tones of South Indian culture.

The serenity of South India and its lush abundance are entrenched in the wallpaper that is enveloped in tones of gold, in the linens and fabric that brings Kochi’s textile to the whole of India and in the hand-crafted cutlery that embraces South Indian exuberance. 

The designs from Mundus and Kerala Kasavu Sarees embody the pedestal for these, hand-crafted in Kansa products that pay homage to heritage. Ritu Kumar, in collaboration with Ashiesh Shah, has designed a collection of artefacts to kindle a fancy for Kochi’s magnificence. These are relics of reverence you want to fill your homes with, for they are our cultural antiquity frozen in time. 

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