Welcome to Rajasthan! Let’s explore this crazy place while I assemble a bedding collection for Katherine Rally Textiles. Please try to pay no attention to the 120 degree heat 🙂
As I tour lots of different production outfits, massive scale production facilities boggle my mind like this one with a 3.5m wide printing table. The table is so wide that the printers must smooth out fabric wrinkles by skating down its length with bare feet.
Starting with a wood block, we begin India production with a mini version of our popular Haveli pattern. We will print this up in a few of our popular colors for bedding sheets and pillows. We’re not sharing photos of our duvet and pillow bedding collections yet. That secret will be hopefully revealed when we attend at the New York Gift Show Aug 17! Please come see us in Home Textiles booth 1873.
While waiting for sampling to be completed, I dart about Japiur in search of famous Bollywood shooting locations. At this abandoned well, the kindly security guard asked me to leave, but then insisted on snapping my picture.
I uncovered the Suzani motherlode in the musty basement floor of an industrial district warehouse. After taking almost everything out, I left without buying anything. Ha ha!
These village kids escape the heat by cooling off in this reflecting pool of an ancient cemetery in Udaipur. Meanwhile in the shadows, legions of black faced lemur monkeys look on waiting for their turn.
Time to relax at the end of my trip and I dash off to tourist friendly Udaipur. With a Kingfisher beer as company, I soaked up the magnificent evening vibe while watching scores of dog sized fruit bats engage in a full scale aerial attack as they devour insects flying above lake’s surface.