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7.15.2011

[ THE PINK CITY OF JAIPUR ] Day 2: Village Textiles

Upon a little site seeing tour by one, unsurprisingly, not-so-grateful-for-a-tip rickshaw driver, we happened upon one of many local, small scale block printing textile factories. This one, owned by Mr. Viod Kumar has been aptly named Village Textiles due to its work with local rural inhabitants (the women, I am told, traditionally work from home whilst the men work on site). Mr Kumar was nice enough to give me a tour of the vicinity, inclusive of loom weaving, stitching, machine work, a rather ad hoc dying yard and, as seen below, a demonstration of hand block printing. Apparently they make pieces for various UK companies such as Monsoon, as well as many other European and Australian labels.



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