Hand Block Printing Workshop, Jaipur – or – MADE IN INDIA (BY ME)

Block printing workshop Jaipur

I’m in a long workroom with plain painted white walls.  Metal shelves at one end are scattered with a variety of wooden blocks, each with a simple geometric pattern carved into the hard wood.  There are two long tables stretching almost the entire length of the room, and a long blot of fabric is pinned …

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Zipline Jodhpur | Flying Fox Jodhpur – or – FLYING OVER THE BLUE CITY, INDIA

Zipline jodhpur flying fox jodhpur

I step off the small landing and lean back.  I immediately start to glide rapidly forward.  Far below me is a lake ending with stepped walls and beyond that a city built of square blue houses.  I unintentionally spin around and see a magical golden fort rapidly receding, the crenelated battlements I just set off …

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Learning Traditional Tie and Dye in India – or – RAJASTHANI BANDHANI

Learning Tye die India

I am squatting next to a small open fire.  On the fire is a metal bowl glowing with a bright red liquid. Several wads of fabric sit half-submerged in the red liquid with equally bright yellow ‘handles’ fashioned out of the remaining parts covered in plastic to protect them from the dye. Our teacher fans …

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