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You ‘cane’get it here

india Updated: Jun 04, 2011 01:56 IST
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The stretch of shops on MG Road opposite Sikanderpur market, known as the Shri Ram Market, attracts people from all over Gurgaon and Delhi for its custom-made cane furniture at affordable prices. From cane chicks (Rs 20 to Rs 120 per square feet) to nick knacks like cane baskets (Rs 50 to Rs 200) and colorful cane stools (Rs100 to Rs300), this market is a one stop shop for all cane lovers.

Bachelors who come to work in the city prefer to buy cane racks with three or four shelves here, as they are a practical option for keeping books, newspapers or even shoes. They are priced between Rs 250 to Rs 300. There is also a covered rack with chick on three sides available for Rs 500. Your waste bin can also be converted into interesting and cheap lamp shades for Rs 100 .

Highly popular with nuclear families moving to Gurgaon is custom-made cane furniture. An average sofa set with 2 single apple chairs, 1 sofa and a cane table in natural or dark wood polish is priced at Rs 11,000. “I have recently shifted to Dwarka and have come to Gurgaon to shop for cane furniture, as it is trendy and reasonable,” says Rekha Sharma, who claims to have surveyed all the markets across Delhi and zeroed on cane furniture from Shri Ram Market.

The Bamboo furniture at Sanjay’s store is also a good option if you are looking for something solid and different. The two or three seater jhoola, available for Rs 4,500 and Rs 6,500 respectively, is perfect for those romantic evenings under the moonlight sky. An average sofa set made of bamboo also comes between Rs 3,500 to Rs 7,000. An advantage of visiting this place is that all the shops have their workshop on the spot, so you can get the furniture made/altered as per choice.

If you are lucky enough to have a garden in this concrete city of high rises, the wrought iron furniture at Royal and Satyam is worth a look. A garden set with a table, 4 chairs and an umbrella or wrought iron would come for Rs 12,500, while a similar set of aluminium will cost you up to Rs 22,500. The wrought iron planters (Rs 250 to Rs 2,500) will add greenery to your balcony without taking much space.

As you walk towards the right, you will find marble mandirs, tulsi planters and lamps with intricate golden work at Nischay starting from Rs 1,500. These products are for the spiritually inclined. Standing at the far end, the Budha, Krishna and Shiva carvings on wood panels with golden, silver and copper metal polish available at Shivam Art and Craft are definitely worth a look. Priced between Rs 2,200 to Rs 10,000, these art pieces will add up the beauty and status of any home.

Tip: Visit the Shri Ram Market for all your practical and artistic furniture needs, but do remember to brush up your bargaining skills before you step in!

Shri Ram Market, Gurgaon
Address: M.G. Road, Sikanderpur, Near City Court Mall, Gurgaon
Timing: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm. Tuesday closed
Nearest Metro station: Guru Dronacharya on yellow line.