Sunday, February 5, 2017

India a land of many colors!

If you are looking for the Jan.  PVQA BOM  scroll down past India and it should be there.

Well,  I'm back from India and one of my strongest impressions is what a colorful country!

These displays of pigments just knocked me out they were so vivid!  When mixed with coconut oil they are applied for body paint.  They are also used for this crazy festival where everybody goes around throwing paint balls at each other?!
The textiles were wonderful, and varied, beautiful silk Sarees and scarves, great clothes but I did not see much suitable cotton for quilting. 
The houses are painted as brightly as the pigments... 
And the boats... 
The actors... 
The temples...
Even the food! 
Sadly this is as close as I came to seeing a tiger,  but I saw lots of other cool animals like these monkeys... 
And some elephants and lots of birds that I was never quick enough to get pix of.
But mostly what I came away with is a sense of how small the world is,  how common our experience.  As human beings we are very much more similar than different.
Reassuring when you consider the political environment?!
Happy Sunday!
cheers, CW


  1. Looks like an amazing trip Claire! Welcome home!

  2. It's great to experience the human condition first hand. Beautiful photos! Sounds like you had a great time.

  3. Beautiful colors. I love the rich brights of the pigments and the slightly less vibrants of the boats and houses. For some reasons your photos made me think of the movie, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

  4. What a great trip you had! I just love all your pictures. So glad you're back!! Want to come sew on Wednesday??

  5. Lovely! Those pigments are amazing. Oh--and welcome back!

  6. Welcome back - what a fabulous trip. I like that the photo of the boats and the one directly above it, of buildings, have the same colour scheme.