We got into a store Amar Kuthir that has leather printed bags (Starting from INR 350), locally made handicrafts (Starting from INR 20), purses (Starting from INR 30) with Kantha stitch and Kurtis for just INR 250 / 300. I picked all of them for personal consumption and for gifting.
If I would do the same trip again today, I would not spend one rupee in shopping because over a period of time I realized this thing about memento is a mental thing. After we bring those stuff, we hardly use it. My Santiniketan bag is beautiful and it is in the Diwan for close to five years. That is the point.
How can we miss the tribal huts and the art on the walls of these homes?