Contact

If you would like to order an item or contact us, please send us an email. We can arrange shipping all over the world. We welcome enquiries regarding wholesale orders.

Our collection can be viewed at our showroom in the Beemster (30 minutes drive from Amsterdam) by appointment. Please contact us for an appointment via email.


Email: info@purpleonion.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)6 14398168

About us

We are an Indian-Dutch couple who have been dividing our time between India and the Netherlands over the last 20-odd years. During that time, we have developed a passion for Indian tribal objects, particularly the dhokra bronzes that we have been collecting since the 1990’s.

Our main criterion in purchasing these has always been aesthetic. Age has never been our biggest focus. In fact, in many ways we prefer to buy contemporary bronzes as it rewards excellence –as perceived by us- of today’s craftsmen and women. Originality, humor and craftsmanship are what we look for, whatever the age. It is notoriously difficult to place and age Indian bronzes precisely. As we do not wish to mislead we do not date our items in the description. We very much welcome any further information on any of our items, so please email us.

Under the tab Background there are various articles that we have found on this huge and fascinating subject, relating to the various tribes, the craft and the mythology.

We really hope you enjoy our website. It has been a labor of love.

Nynke Smid and Tanuj Pandit