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A range re-created by chairperson Mrs. Dilnavaz Variava from the 1920s BFT Catalogue.

Tehmina Ardeshir Vacha was born in Berlin Germany to Prof Ardeshir Vacha and his wife Hirabai who had settled there. She met her husband Pheroze when he visited Berlin during his visit to Europe to learn about cement tiles. Arriving in India in her 20s, she met Pheroze again when he was looking for help in translating German literature about machinery for his tile factory. They were married for over 35 years and she was his support in every way. A gentle, gracious, lady she was a Director and later Chairperson of Bharat Tiles.  Though gentle in a speech she was both practical and courageous in action. After the demise of her husband in 1972 she kept the loss-making company afloat by converting most of the factories to warehouses, instead of closing down as many cement tile companies did as a result of the influx of ceramic tiles. BFT owes its survival post-1972 to her quiet determination. She provides continuing inspiration to the teachers and staff of the schools for poor children in Deolali which she established and nurtured for over 50 years.


Design: Gracious, gentle, embracing yet strong when and where needed.

Colours: cream for grace and gentleness and caring, blue for strength and courage

Borders: Graceful, no harsh lines or angularity, independent yet connected.
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20 cm x 20 cm


Flooring - 23mm - 25mm

Cladding - 16mm - 18mm


Topping - White cement, pigment, filler

Backing - Grey cement, Stone Grit/ Dust


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