Nushka, in Hindu word meaning “precious possession”, specialise in fine vintage textiles and rugs. We pride ourselves in finding beautiful items from around the world and bringing them to our shop in Portobell Road. We hold a variety of textiles and have a passion for indigo, whether from China, Africa or South America. Some lengths are sold as seen and some are turned into wonderful cushions or lampshades.
Nushka is the creation of husband and wife team, Farnoushe and Andrew Damonte.
Always having an eye for design, Farnoushe worked at the Conran Shop. Ever since her teens, Farnoushe has always been interested in textiles, design and colour. “I was particularly inspired by a shop that opened on Portobello Road in the late 80’s importing the most beautiful artefacts from India. That’s when the urge of travelling to India and the dream of starting a shop began.” Andrew is an interior architect. After 20 years at Westenholz Antiques, Andrew followed his passion for textiles, design and dealing in Berber rugs. “I was introduced to Berber rugs by Peter Hinwood and during a holiday to Essouraria found a great source. My father was born in Essouraia and so trading from the small seaside town on the Atlantic has a special resonance.”
During a recent trip to India, Farnoushe and Andrew were inspired by the beautiful array of textiles that were on offer – whether new or just old, the symmetry, colours and haphazard motifs on Indian textiles have not changed over all these centuries. Andrew and Farnoushe enjoy working with designers and they love the new range of embroidery cushions from Lindell & Co designed by Gabrielle Soyer. They’re always on the look out for new, fresh inspirations!
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Unit 24 Portobello Green,
281 Portobello Road,
NUSHKA own terms conditions can be read here. Their exchanges and returns conditions can be read here. Information about their shipping and delivery can be read here. Consumer Contracts Regulations apply.
DC LTD ADVICE:
It is the individual Dealers responsibility to make themselves aware of what the Distance Selling Regulation rules contain; these regulations are open to change, may vary and are detailed, so you may wish to familiarise yourself with such via the many websites available to you on this subject.
Your contract of purchase is between the Client and the Seller, not the Decorative Collective Ltd, we are just the introductory agent. Your rights include, but are not limited to the below. You must check with each individual Seller what their own terms and conditions are and what their own purchase and returns policy include. The DC Ltd is not responsible for the description, condition or attribution of an item as we do not have sight of any item and do not have physical ownership of any item, but we do endeavour to only allow professional and experienced dealers onto our website. We do not collect payment or hold such unless specifically agreed prior to purchase and then only as Agent do we hold funds, which are held by the DC Ltd until both parties have confirmed such can be released. If such funds are held and an item is returned, release back to the client of such funds, will be subject to the Seller confirming the item has been returned according to their returns policy. Items are not released to the Buyer until the agreed payment is received by the DC Ltd. The DC Ltd is not responsible for any related bank charges, transfer fees, currency fluctuations or otherwise. For more details on this facility, please contact owner Jane Walton at [email protected]
You have the right to return items purchased via the internet up to 14 days following receipt of the item to the specified delivery address. If you collect an item in person or arrange your own delivery, then this term starts immediataely you or your carrier collects the item (this is to avoid your own carrier sitting on the item for a long time before delivering it).
WHAT WE RECOMMEND:
Always ask for an invoice from the Seller. On the invoice you should have the date of the item, any provenance, full description, including any restoration or damage. It should state terms of payment and delivery and returns. It should also show the business name, business address, contact numbers, email address and VAT number if applicable.
You should ask for confirmation of your purchase by email so that you have written proof of the agreed price, any additional charges, eg delivery and if you are having the item delivered, ask how and who will be undertaking it and what the Sellers return policy is.
Ask for email confirmation of what your responsibilities are should you wish to return an item, including re-packing, how you must confirm your desire to return the item, eg email or by telephone and be clear on the Seller's return policy.
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Some of our Dealers (Sellers) are based in Europe so you may need to qualify with them their specific purchase and returns policies. However Distance Selling Regulations apply througout Europe as far as the DC Ltd is aware.
Please do not be concerned about the above statements. They are there to help and protect both parties and should help to avoid any disputes by making things clear. The owner of this site, Jane Walton, is always happy to help and assist where possible and clients are very welcome to contact Jane should they need advice or assistance. Being a dealer herself for 16 years, she knows that most dealers are good, hardworking and professional people who understand the rules and how to be polite and helpful to clients at all times. They can help you obtain shipping or transport quotes for example. Never be worried about speaking to a Dealer and asking as many questions as you need to about an item, they wil be happy to help you. Please do remember though, that they will always be more receptive to clients who show them the same respect.
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