Arastan, a store that offers an exquisite line of curated authentic handcrafted products, jewellery, carpets, brassware and ceramic home décor has just opened its flagship outlet on Nandidurga Road, Bangalore. Prior to this, the Arastan label made an apprearance in Mumbai and Delhi at various exhibitions. The brainchild of Nisha Misra, a former country goods manager for Thorogood associates, Bangalore, Arastan boasts of a collection that claims to be inspired from the ancient silk route. True to this design philosophy, the store sources goods from all the countries on the silk route from Central Asia to Northern Africa. The store lays especial emphasis of the craft traditions of places like Uzbekistan, Turkey, Morocco, and Thailand.