Our happy tour group with L-R Driver jai, Guide Anukram, Tour organiser Rhonda, Michael, Bob and Driver's assistant Suresh. Our very comfortable bus is easily able to negotiate the roads and traffic due to the safe driving of Jai and his assistant. The assistant is definitely needed especially when reversing into on coming traffic or driving the wrong way up a 2 lane road, not that we have been doing that very much!
Buying red saris, embroidered with gold for the bride was happening in this little shop at the Jaipur Johari Bazaar. The shop floor is soft with a fabric covering, so shoes are removed at the entrance and you sit on the floor to discuss and decide on purchases.
Sari trim can also be easily purchased to make your sari extra special.
These shops are packed floor to ceiling with so many sparkly things- trims, braids and motifs here. Gotta love it all, but the suitcase is not big enough!
Just a few too many choices spilling off the shelves. The salesman is very happy to spread them out on the floor and soon the pile grows into a mountain of delicious colour. The workmanship is exquisite on the older pieces.
A silk background for fine embroidery.
This Susani work has completely cover the original cream coloured base fabric. Everything you see here is stitch.
Of course you may find 1 or 2 bored husbands in the fabric also. L Michael R Bob.
Travel is an exciting & large part of my life, combined with creating fabric, stitching art quilts & enjoying textile traditions around the world.
I work in the quilting industry; exhibit, judge, curate, tutor & write.
These are some of the threads of my life.