Kale Nele: Kale (meaning art) and Nele (meaning shelter) in Kannada put together, is a venture aiming to shelter, nurture and grow the demand for various fabrics and handicrafts that have been an integral part of the Indian culture and livelihoods for thousands of years which are sadly very rare and exclusive now.
With signature collections of Guledgudda or Khunn from the northern parts of Karnataka as well as a mix of other colorful weaves and hues, Kale Nele aspires to grow to adopt other forms of crafts from India and bring them to you in unique interpretations and contemporary designs to furnish your homes!
Kale Nele offers a wide range of traditionally handcrafted yet unique cushion covers, table and bed runners, table accessories, bed sets, home accessories like torans and kite hangings, personal accessories like bags, batuas and jewellery, bespoke wedding trousseaus, corporate gifts and more!
The journey of Kale Nele is a true amalgamation of our love and respect for the art and techniques used by our weavers and kaarigars and that of the best wishes of our wonderful clientele. We hope and aim to not only showcase our products and collections here but to also bring the talent and hardwork of our weavers and artisans to the fore.
About Our Founder
Kale Nele was started by Janhavi Kulkarni with a curated collection of her exclusively handcrafted items aiming at contributing to the betterment of the lives and livelihoods of the traditional weavers and artisans. A 1998 Gold medalist from SNDT Mumbai, Janhavi has always had a passion for textiles. Embroidery, patch work, applique, crochet, have all been her forte. Colours play and come alive in her ideas to create a plethora of designs that she brings forth in her unique products and collections.