Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Glimpses of India

Just a quick blog post- so much to see , so much to  absorb, just such a wonderful world of colour and textile!

We have just come back from Jaipur with Creative Arts Camp organised by Creative Arts Safaris, where I could have spent another week or more- we went to some towns nearby to do some  indigo dyeing and print with  mud blocks. The results you can see on Fiona Wright's washing line.

 Some wandering around the village of Amber, in the shadow of the Amber Fort on the way to visit the Anokhi Museum  where the Gujarat block printing is beautifully displayed and demonstrated. The photos are of various things we saw in Amber village.

 It was also Holi- a festival devoted to the overcoming of good over evil and the height of the  propentious period for weddings- so lots of coloured powder  ( which I avoided) lots of noise and lots of music and dance.
  The different modes of transport- elephant car and bike, missing is the camel, motor bile and tuktuk!

  A wedding horse around the corner from Fiona and Praveen's workshop ( the Stitching Project)- the saddle blanket is entirely beaded in sequins and beads.

And musicians playing music and one perhaps not listening so well, by the looks of his hands over his ears.


Helmi said...

Wow, that indigo looks great!

Margaret Cooter said...

oh my, so wonderful - how could you not be overwhelmed?

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Anonymous said...

I love your beautiful work!!