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Bamboo Chik Blinds

Handmade To Order

Beautiful Handmade Blinds,
Available in 5 Designs, Stitched & Edged
In Any Colourway, Made Bespoke to Your Dimensions

Chik blind making is a centuries old craft from India, originating in the Palaces & Forts of the north, to protect against the heat of the day. These natural bamboo blinds, hand stitched with lattice designs, beautifully compliment both a traditional and tropical interior aesthetic. They cast a soft, diffused light when down and their handmade quality, patterned stitching and choice of colours offer a more desirable window treatment than regular bamboo blinds.

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Designs

Jaipur Barfi

Jaipur Barfi
Natural Ecru Colour 0 Stitching

Udaipur Gilas

Udaipur Gilas
Caramel Colour 40 Stitching

Jaipur Barfi

Jaipur Barfi
Denim Blue Colour 8 Stitching

Jaisalmer Chirag

Jaisalmer Chirag
Natural Ecru Colour 0 Stitching

Jodhpur Choodi

Jodhpur Choodi
Natural Ecru Colour 0 Stitching

Osian Sidha

Osian Sidha
Almond Colour 9 Stitching

Design Details

Blinds can be ordered to a maximum width of 1.8 metres (5ft 10") and there is no restriction on the length. They can work equally well for large and small window treatments. The blinds are rolled up with a traditional central rope and hand carved wooden pulley (both are dyed to match the colour of the stitching). Blinds wider than 1 metre require 2 pulleys and ropes. The pulley rope can be fixed to a cleat on the side of the window frame (not provided).

Blinds can be ordered with string ties or tab loops. String ties can either be secured to a pole or knotted through metal eyelets screwed into the top of the frame. Clients may also choose to velcro the top binding to a wooden baton (not supplied). Bamboo poles can be ordered at an additional cost of £12 + VAT per pole.

If you would like to see the different designs before ordering, these are on display in the Kings Road store.

You can choose from approximately 40 stock colours for the stitching, edging, pulley & rope, or we can match an exact colour if you provide a sample. The hand carved wooden pulley is also dyed to match the stitching colour or left as natural wood for any beige/light colours.

Rolled Up Blind in Udaipur Gilas Black Colour 1

Rolled Up Blind in Udaipur Gilas Black Colour 1

Rolled Up Blind secured with string ties and metal eyelets in Udaipur Gilas Chocolate Colour 2

Rolled Up Blind secured with string ties & metal eyelets Udaipur Gilas Chocolate Colour 2

String Ties on Bamboo Pole

String Ties on Bamboo Pole

Tab Loops on Bamboo Pole

Tab Loops on Bamboo Pole

Pricing & Delivery

Blinds in Natural Ecru £130.00 + VAT per sq metre (£12 per sq ft + VAT)
Blinds in Coloured Stitching £160.00 + VAT per sq metre (£15 per sq ft + VAT)
Bamboo poles £12 + VAT each

A 50% deposit is required to confirm the order. The balance payable on collection. Payments can be made through the bank or by credit/debit card through the shop.

Delivery is approximately 4 to 6 weeks for blinds in natural ecru and 6 to 8 weeks for blinds with coloured stitching/edging.

UK ORDERS - For UK clients, the above prices include the courier cost from India to Opium in London, (ongoing delivery charges will be additional).

USA ORDERS - For USA clients, orders are sent direct by courier from India at a cost of £8.00 per kg (volumetric weight). USA client orders are zero rated and therefore the additional 20% sales tax does not apply.

Measuring

Please specify on the order form or in an email, whether the blind is to sit over the window frame or be recessed within it.

If the blind is to sit Outside the Window Recess, please give us the window size and we will allow for 5cms (2”) either side and again at the top and bottom, to give the blind the necessary ‘drop’, so the blind dimension will have 10cms (4”) added to the length and width.

If the blind is to sit Within a Window Recess, please give us the exact recess measurement and we will then reduce the blind size by 1.5cms (approx. ¾”) overall width and length. This will ensure the blind rolls up and down easily and sits correctly when down.

Quotes & Ordering

To request a quote or place an order, please email your dimensions to shop@opiumshop.co.uk or download and complete the order form and send it to the same email address for a quote by return.

Colour Chart

Popular Colours for Stitched Designs & Edging

Below are some of our  most popular colours for the stitched designs and edging.  There are more than 40 house colours, so please let us know if you would like the full colour chart emailing to you.  In addition, the makers can match an exact colour if you provide a sample paint colour or fabric swatch.

Natural Ecru - colour0

Natural Ecru  - Colour 0

Milk Chocolate - colour2

Milk Chocolate  - Colour 2

Black - colour1

Black  - Colour 1

Charcoal - colour7

Charcoal  - Colour 7

Almond - colour9

Almond  - Colour 9

Dark Racing Green - colour34

Dark Racing Green  - Colour 34

Midnight Blue - colour36

Midnight Blue  - Colour 36

Denim Blue - colour8

Denim Blue  - Colour 8

Caramel - colour40

Caramel  - Colour 40

Burgundy - colour10

Burgundy  - Colour 10

Khaki

Khaki Green  - Colour 41

Cinammon

Cinnamon  - Colour 42

Teal - colour60

Teal  - Colour 60

Tomato Red - colour43

Tomato Red  - Colour 43

Stone - colour58

Stone  - Colour 58

Russet - colour50

Russet  - Colour 50

Russet - colour50

Fuchsia Pink  - Colour 63

Opium Chiks - Magazine Press

World of Interiors magazine cover
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Garden & Homes cover
Garden & Homes inside story

Skilled Artisans weaving the Jaipur Barfi design in India – a craft tradition dating back many hundreds of years

Indian Bamboo Blinds
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