Wednesday, November 20, 2013

india/part two

I have so many images from my trip to India which makes it very difficult to edit down to just a few for my posts!  We visited some really wonderful work spaces of the local crafts people and artists.  These  photos come from our time spent at the Indigo Village, Sanganer which is a block printing village, and to the Leheriya Dyer's workshop in Old Jaipur (the walled part of the city.)  We watched as carvers hand carved blocks of wood for block printing.  There were demonstrations of the various techniques used in hand block printing.  At the Leheriya Dyer's workshop we were shown how one piece of fabric is tied with multiple pieces of string to create a striping or plaid pattern....this can take up to three hours just to tie one piece of  fabric! These fabrics are used for saris and turbans.  It's one of the last remaining workshops in Jaipur still making this cloth by hand.  

Coming next in my series on India will be images from around Jaipur, along with photos of my trip to see the Taj Mahal. 

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