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.
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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 for their country. To learn more, visit our website http://www.rugnewsanddesign.com
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. Here I want to show some of the beauty of rural life, the handicrafts and my take away of driving an hour and half out of Jaipur to see a real working village– otherwise known as real life.
If you are interested to read about the work I am doing within the rug industry. Please visit http://www.rugnewsanddesign.com Posts will start on Monday. These posts focus on the rug industry.
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 make no mistake it was all directed by HBT.
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.
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After 4 days of traveling and a hard morning of work, HBT was to be rewarded with an Elephant ride. Elephant Village in Jaipur was started in 2010 to protect the elephants. You can go and help clean the elephants, paint the elephants and ride the elephants. The thing about a 2 1/2 year old…they are small and the world is big…and well elephants in real life are HUGE.
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