Indian brooch makers were once a rare sight in the United States, but they’ve slowly become more popular in recent years.
In 2016, a collection of Indian brocques sold for $30,000, according to eBay auction site Bidders.
The collection of more than 100 broocques dates back to the 1600s, but it’s one of the few Indian brooch collections still being exhibited.
It features an array of Indian-made broockeys, including one from 1848 that has a gold plated clasp and is on loan from the Smithsonian.
A new collection of brooche from this collection is on view at the antiques and collectors shop Antique and Collectibles in New York City.
The antiques shop, which opened in 2013, has been exhibiting pieces from India’s first antiques market, called the Antiques and Collectives Market, since 2005.
The store, which sells a wide range of Indian and Indian-American-inspired jewelry, ceramics and other antique wares, has an eclectic collection of Asian, European and American brands.
It’s also a haven for Indian-Americans, who have flocked to the store for affordable and well-made jewelry and collectables.
The shop is part of a larger project to bring the Indian market to New York and New Jersey, the largest Indian diaspora in the U.S. There are also a handful of Indian businesses and businesses of Asian origin in the city.
“There is a need for an outlet for Indian American consumers to shop at Antique & Collectibles,” said Vasant Prakash, an owner of the Antiquary and Collectors Store.
Prakashing, a member of the Indian American Community Council, says the store is a hub for Indian consumers.
“We see a lot of Indian American and Asian American people and families, so we’re always trying to reach out to them,” Prakashed said.
He said the store was founded in 2007 to serve Indian Americans in the New York area.
Prahlad Bhargava, who co-founded Antique&Carry.com, which is the official online destination for Indian goods and services, said the Indian community in New Jersey has become a growing part of the city’s economy.
He added that the Antiviarties is not an auction house but a marketplace for Indian Americans to shop and buy products from the Indian and Asian markets.
“Indian American is a really diverse group of people.
So, there is a demand for them to be able to shop in a place like Antiquei&Carr&C&C, and they’re very active in that,” Bhargavas said.
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