Fine Handmade Objets d'Art & Artisanal Crafts

CHESKIE is all about the love of craftsmanship. Celebrating skill, design, individuality and the concept of heirloom pieces.

We specialise in fine, handmade objets d’art and hand-woven textiles, supporting and demonstrating the exceptional craftsmanship of highly skilled artisans from around the world.

Created from recycled, hand-beaten copper by skilled artisans in Central Mexico, finished in a double coating of Mexican Silver and adorned with birds and other fauna, mosaicked in Abalone shell, Malachite or Lapis Lazuli stone.

Hand Beaten Silver Holloware
Hand Beaten Silver Holloware

Created from recycled, hand-beaten copper by skilled artisans in Central Mexico, finished in a double coating of Mexican Silver and adorned with birds and other fauna, mosaicked in Abalone shell, Malachite or Lapis Lazuli stone.

Tiny fragments of eggshell are meticulously applied with tweezers to mango wood with layers of lacquer applied to  ensure their durability. The naturally different colours in duck and chicken egg shells are used to create a variety of designs.

Tiny fragments of eggshell are meticulously applied with tweezers to mango wood with layers of lacquer applied to  ensure their durability. The naturally different colours in duck and chicken egg shells are used to create a variety of designs.

Our artisans are trained by the French lacquer master Eric Stocker. Using natural lacquer from the sap of Asian lacquer trees, each piece is dried and sanded seven times to give the rich deep lustre associated with the ancient Japanese and Chinese masters.

Our artisans are trained by the French lacquer master Eric Stocker. Using natural lacquer from the sap of Asian lacquer trees, each piece is dried and sanded seven times to give the rich deep lustre associated with the ancient Japanese and Chinese masters.

Desired for the beautiful sheen it radiates, straw marquetry has been revered for centuries. Our artisans in South East Asia, using traditional rye straw from Burgundy, are keeping the skills alive, creating exquisite panels, boxes and furniture.

Desired for the beautiful sheen it radiates, straw marquetry has been revered for centuries. Our artisans in South East Asia, using traditional rye straw from Burgundy, are keeping the skills alive, creating exquisite panels, boxes and furniture.

Textiles woven and embroidered in India and South East Asia.  Whilst we hold a small stock of vintage work,  we mainly design modern pieces woven on pit looms in our artisans’ homes.  Vibrant colours and exquisite designs are our speciality.

Textiles woven and embroidered in India and South East Asia.  Whilst we hold a small stock of vintage work,  we mainly design modern pieces woven on pit looms in our artisans’ homes.  Vibrant colours and exquisite designs are our speciality.

About CHESKIE / FAQ

From hand beaten copper and silver holloware to finely woven silk dressing gowns, meticulous eggshell inlay, straw marquetry and lacquerware to silk lampshades and cotton table napkins. The common theme is artisans. Artisans with whom we collaborate in design, taking delight in their talents, to produce remarkable, individually made pieces.

With our close artisan relationships, regional and product expertise, we are able to offer many of our products designed to your specification as well as being able to source specific products from the regions in which we operate. If you have any design ideas or specific items you’d like to discuss please get in touch

Nature and man combine in the making or our wonderful products. From start to finish using natural products, everything is hand-made by skilled artisans known to us. Head to our Methodology pages to read more about each step in the process.

Currently, we are working with artisans in Mexico, Cambodia and Western India. However, being such enthusiasts of promoting artisanal skill, we are always exploring new crafts, techniques, countries and their artisans.

Individuality, personality, skill and love !  There is a person and a history behind every piece.  You can design a piece that is just for you.

There are many aspects to sustainability. One of the main elements that we take on is the importance of longevity – we create products that are made to last, to be loved, passed on to future generations and treasured throughout. This is our definition of an heirloom piece. We are fighting the throw away culture and promoting the slow movement. We also consider sustainability wherever possible throughout production – from using recycled copper as the base of our jugs to choosing the most ethically responsible dyes with our fabrics.