It’s made by hand on a farm and the packaging complements that.
The homely Madras checkered cotton wrap for the lid, a nice thin light brown paper for the label and the use of just one single, yummy colour. The cost of putting that wrap on top of every jar is balanced by doing this single colour print job on the label. Smart.
Available: At most large department stores. Or you could just visit them here when you’re in South India.
They come large enough to pickle a body in and small enough to store your favourite spices in. Traditionally, however, these have been used for pickles. The cool ceramic balances the heat generated within the pot with the chillies and oils. The colours are also soothing (cream and biscuit brown). It’s to calm the crazy pickle inside.
I use one as a flower vase though.
Available: Everywhere in India.
Cardamom. From the Rainforest. We love the label the most. Postage-stamp shaped and delivered to you fresh and fragrant, straight from the rainforest. The copy makes you feel special. And the squiggly art makes you feel like you’ve received it from a little kid sitting in the forest doing this especially for you. We call him Vinod Lal Heera Eshwer :)
Nature in a Bottle - Homemade jam in a vintage-inspired jar with a simple label attached to it on a string that goes around the neck. No industrial strength glue holding this label in place. Makes reusing the jar a happier process. Picture: Rang Decor.