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.



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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