Rakesh, 20 – painter.

Rakesh is one of the shyest artisans we know. He barely made eye contact with us. But with the camera, he came out of his shell entirely.

 

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We asked who the initials on his tattoo were after. “Myself. I really wanted a tattoo and there was a stall at a fairground I went to. I didn’t know what to have, and they suggested using my own initials. So I said yes.”

 

Rakesh is the artisan behind the painted finish on some of our modern country-style chest of drawers, like the Mandel.

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