We got to visit Kilol, a hand block printing textile company. A team of 300 turn out some beautiful clothing. After watching and videoing the process, I of course went to the store and picked up a few items. Some interesting facts 1. Block printing can only have upto 12 colors on it, not including... Continue Reading →
If there is any question of my writing and grammar skills, let me share with you what happens when I do work while my son is awake. He is a monkey and I am his tree. This is why I write at night after a full day of work and full day of mom. It... Continue Reading →
Not only did HBT pick out my clothing for the day, he was my personal paparazzi. Monday morning we went to Mcdonalds and one clothing stop. This was to wear him out, so mom could get work done all afternoon.
Sunday was a day of rest. We went to the mall. HBT played in a type of Chucky Cheese area, while the mom's shopped. He has gotten into handing over his camera to me, and say my picture, then he makes a pose. Since these photo's and poses are directed by him I have included... Continue Reading →
This was a great day of exploration for Beach. He not only explored every nook and cranny of Jaipur Rugs, he also explored every nook and cranny of Kilol, a hand block printing company.
A lot of hard work goes into the making of a hand knotted rug. See a glimpse of the people who work on the rug. This is why I am in India. To help share the knowledge of the rug industry. To help show the social responsibility rug companies are doing for their workers and... Continue Reading →
I sit here at 5:30am writing in Jaipur. I sit on the floor near the bathroom for light. My son is finally asleep past 2am....I am doing nothing to jeopardize this much needed sleep. We arrived in Jaipur on a Friday Morning. This was after 4 days of airplane travel. It is now Monday morning.... Continue Reading →
What a wonderful day of learning. I grew up listening to my father talk about rugs. I joined the family magazine, Rug News andDesign. It was not until yesterday, that I realized while I understood the steps to making a hand knotted rug, I really did not get it. That is a whole separate post.... Continue Reading →
Saturday, we saw so much. I think it is best shown through a video. HBT's was very excited by the farm land we drove through- the cows, sheep, goats and camels. Throw in a ton of tractors, school buses and people, and you have one happy toddler. The pictures taken were by his mother but... Continue Reading →
We traveled from Delhi to Jaipur on a 7am flight. THANK GOD for jetlag and Lilibaby carrier. We made it. The rest of the morning was spent learning about rugs. Late afternoon finished off with visits to the Elephant Village, riding a camel, shopping. HBT picked out his own traditional Rajastan outfit. Some of the... Continue Reading →