Craft, Culture and Color; 24 Hours in Jaipur
The city of Jaipur is a treasure trove of little cultural nuggets. From the corner of your eye, you’ll spot a gentleman with an impressively fascinating moustache, doing something equally fascinating. Another turbaned man plays a traditional musical instrument in the corner that just brings all your senses to life, reminding you that you are in Jaipur. A city where craft, culture and people collide to create artistic goods that wow and experiences that leave you speechless.
Our little trip to the city wasn’t bereft of it either. We got the chance to visit Jaipur Rugs HQ for a little behind the scene witnessing of the making of their majestic rugs. Little did we know the beautiful experience that awaited us.
We visited the charming village of Manpura, where the women of the village skilfully make each and every rug at Jaipur Rugs. Their craftsmanship and culture is translated into gorgeous rugs that are handmade and weaved into works of art. This is where we truly laud the vision of the brand. Tying in together the art, the people that make it and the preservation of the craft, Jaipur Rugs is a brand that nurtures a wholesome growth, a belief that is at the core of the brand.
All the women we met were nothing short of amazing and we had a ball of a time interacting with them. Their happy smiles and colorful dresses were as bright and sparkly as the twinkle in their eyes. Our Ka-Sha outfits were a smooth fit into the kaleidoscopic array of outfits everywhere.
Speaking of our outfits, if you’ve read our blog before, you know we’re absolute suckers for bright colors, more so when it lets us play with it. These bold pieces from Ka-Sha were the perfect companions to play with, with their colors and equally striking silhouettes that brought some drama to the look. Urmi dabbled around with primary color shades while Hemal opted for an unconventional dress and denim look. Our colorful looks and the warm hospitality of these wonder-women, made us feel right at home.
Then again, where there are smiles and songs all around, how can you not be?
Signing off,WWH X
On Hemal: Dress Ka-Sha| Scarf, <a "https://www.ka-sha.in/product-page/tass-scarf">Ka-Sha | Earrings, Rajasthan | Shoes, H&M | Sunglasses, Rayban | Bag, Promod
On Urmi: Dress, Niraa |Jacket, <a "https://www.instagram.com/p/BnJbx7qlvrA/"> Ka-Sha | Sunglasses, Rayban | Belt, New York & Company | Shoes, Forever 21| Bag, New Leaf
Photo Credit: Jaina Kumar
Written by: Hemantee Vijan