Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hand block printing, Rajasthan

Jaipur, RAJASTHAN - Hand wood block printing

I loved the hand block prints in Rajasthan so much I thought I'd share some pictures with you on my blog. Hand block printing is a labour-intensive process that requires a lot of, skill, patience, effort and time. Rajasthan is the most colourful state in India and Jaipur is its vibrant capital. There are many different motifs used in traditional block printing and colourful prints of birds, animals, human figures, gods and goddesses are very popular. Since India is rich and abundant in its natural resources, most of its arts and craft forms derive raw materials and design influence from nature

Pushkar, RAJASTHAN - Hand carving woodblocks

Pushkar, RAJASTHAN - Hand carved woodblocks

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Life should be colourful, chaotic, mysterious and exotic!!

Incredible India! I have just been on holiday to India, a country full of amazing contrasts. I visited the splendour of  palaces, saw and bought some wonderful textiles, met the locals in the markets and bazaars, experienced Holi festival, and relaxed on the beaches of Goa...

In every city I experienced a different people, smell, food, flora and fauna... Here are some photos I took in the bazaars of one of my favourite places we visited, Jaipur. 

Jaipur shopping for Saree's

Beautiful Rajasthan textiles
Spices in Jaipur