A trip to Rajasthan

5 April 2016

Rajasthan has a different feel the rest of northern India, – it’s more open, there are less people, and there are endless wide open spaces. ┬áRajasthan for the most part seems to trade on its past of forts, castles, Rajput kings and warriors and its artisan traditions. ┬áHere is the home of intricate hand painting, block printed textiles, jewelry making and a host of other hand crafted industries.

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Courtyard of the Alsisar Haveli in Jaipur – great place to stay, highly recommend it.

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Breakfast with Dad

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Late afternoon sunlight, inviting you to pick up that book and while away the hours till twilight..

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Evening with a glass of well earned Sula Indian wine..

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Textile industry is a bit of mystery, but I did get to witness some down home authentic block printing!

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this art is very much alive and well, this man says it’s all he has ever done.

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No room for screw ups, or risk losing the whole sheet..

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Block printers have a unique focus. their speed and precision depends on it.

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Selling rose garlands outside a mosque in Ajmer. There were many such selling identical garlands. Is there a rivalry running between the many garland sellers I wondered?

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Sacred Hindu lake at Pushkar. Lot of temples surround it, and I undertook my first Hindu lake offering ceremony.

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The central market at Ghantaghar in Jodhpur, bustling and chaotic as all Indian markets, full of good stuff- textiles, bangles, sweets, samosas…

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Sitting in a childhood home – the perfect place to sit and write and think and stare at the bougainvillea, and listen to the car horns..

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One Response to A trip to Rajasthan

  1. Pattie Leonardis says:

    This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I hope I can see it some day.

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