In the early ’80s when Swapan Basu chanced upon the opportunity to make hand-painted accessories; he was quick to seek help from his best friend and wife, Roma. In 1984, Roma started designing hand-painted bags while developing the process and refining the method of painting over the years. Today it is a closely guarded family secret. The colors are a very powerful element in these designs. The wide range of abstracts, imaginary and natural scenes, depicted in muted colors of all shades and hues, transforms each handbag into an object of timeless art. Please note, they say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but when it comes to counterfeit or imitation Anuschka creations, we are not flattered and you should steer clear! We want to help protect you from buying counterfeit products and knockoffs. The presence of knockoffs in the market is an unfortunate reality for almost any high-end and innovative brand. We are taking action on multiple fronts to counter companies that are selling cheap imitations of our products. Always pay attention to the details to ensure you are buying an original. Purchase the item at an authorized reseller. Feel the leather. If it is soft, supple and feels luxurious, it’s probably authentic. There will be a leather tag stitched to the lining with our logo. The lining will have our logo woven into it. The quality of art is a great way to tell if the product is genuine. The colors should be rich and vibrant, reflecting the passion behind the art. Each original Anuschka is hand signed by a member of the family.