Archive for the ‘India’ Category

India’s aesthetics run through textiles, architecture and even flowers. While flower arrangements are most often seen by visitors in shrines and temples – garlands showing respect to individuals or deities – I recently discovered India’s floral fortitude at a friend’s party. Entering the family’s home, guests walked on a petal-scattered floor with other flowers delicately […]

In the midst of pashmina shawls and papier maches stalls just outside Delhi’s Crafts Museum,  I met an elderly couple from Northern India (near the Himalayas, they say) selling striking hand embroidered silk and cotton ribbons. The couple unfortunately did not have examples showing how these ribbons are traditionally incorporated in Indian garments. I presume […]


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