Monday, February 8, 2010
during our trip to india we got to see glimpses of the rich textile traditions of rajasthan, the region we travelled through. it was a marvel to me to see artisans working firsthand with such incredible skill. one of my favorite spots was our stop at dastkar in ranthambhore, an NGO dedicated to promoting local craftspeople. i watched this block printer for a while (swoon!) - she worked so quickly and precisely, registering the blocks by eye to create repeat fabrics. no pinning of the fabric, no measuring. her work table shows a lot of history, too.
Posted by jen at 2:15 PM