The days in Jaipur were a last minute change to accommodate Kim’s course on mud resist block printing at the Diggi Palace Hotel. We flew there a couple of days before the course started to check out a couple of places we wanted to visit.

Firstly was a trip to the massive Amber Fort that sits in the hills to the north of Jaipur. We’ve been to the fort before but hadn’t got to the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing that sits in a restored haveli in a village just behind the fort. There’s a collection of old and modern textiles demonstrating a┬árange of printing and dyeing techniques. A couple of men demonstrated block carving and printing and let you have a go.

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carving the blocks

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The next pictures show the complexity of a multi-stage dyeing and resist process.

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And a few pictures of the fort; magnificent and crowded.

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