As with all good stories, it begins with a journey seeking adventure and wonder in far-off lands. This is the journey of Pilgrimage Spaces, a socially motivated lifestyle store born out of a love and passion for travel and adventure off the beaten track with an emphasis on exotic cultures, colour, texture, craftsmanship and all that is authentic in life.
Particularly capturing the hearts of the owners, the team are drawn to the rawness, richness and difference in perspective of life that places such as Indonesia and India have to offer. Here they were able to soak in the authenticity of a more simple and wholesome existence.“Looking around, we were seduced by the colours, patterns, texture and craftsmanship. Unfortunately, all travel adventures come to an end and home and reality beckons. But something is always missing back home and there is always talk of when our next adventure will be.” This is how the idea for Pilgrimage Spaces was born. The team aim to share these exotic journeys with others, capturing their essence and stories through the treasures and artisanal products which reflect a personal story of their makers and wider narratives of the cultures and landscapes which inspire them. “We carefully and lovingly hand select all our products from Indonesia and India. These pieces stand out to us as having a sense of real soul of their origin, which we hope will reflect into the spaces where they will find a home.” The products are handcrafted, relying mainly on the skills of the artisans, using techniques passed down from generation to generation. This makes each unique, with no two the same. Beauty is found in this imperfection. Foundations are firmly built on design, quality, uniqueness and integrity. Pilgrimage Spaces cater for people seeking authentic, responsibly sourced designs rich with artistic tradition, creativity and craftsmanship. Shop furniture, decorative accents, lighting, storage, textiles and more online at Pilgrimage Spaces.
Come treasure hunt at Pilgrimage Spaces
Shop 12 Portside Building, Main Rd, Greenpoint, Cape Town
Images: Saskia Koerner