Designed in the United Kingdom
East of India was started in England by John Ayris and Anne Spratling in 1991. On a trip through Asia in the early nineties they met a talented man who had a beautiful wooden pig for sale, hand-carved from a tree he had grown himself. They bought the pig and several other pieces and took them home as gifts for friends and family. The gifts were so well received and demand for them so great, they decided to start their own business introducing these beautiful handmade goods to the UK and East of India was born.
Today, all East of India products continue to be designed with love and care at their studio in Folkestone, England. They have developed some wonderful resources to help craft their designs using traditional skills passed down through the generations. In fact, today East of India supports not only that original talented man but his family and friends. It’s the skills of these craftsman and others that give East of India products a distinctive and unique quality. With their support and guidance, we bring you to this unique collection that touches people, bringing smiles and celebrating the good things in life.