EXclusive Photos of Jaipur, Samode Palace and more!
Come away with me to see exclusive and original photos of the Pink City, Jaipur, I have the perfect photos to treat your eyes and satisfy your wanderlust today. Our visit to the Rajasthan area of North Indian was rich in inspiration, color and patterns. The Rajasthan region is rich in color, culture and arts. Jaipur, the Pink City, is one of my favorites and was named for the color of the stone used in many of the building structures. Today, I would like to share some arts and architecture to inspire you, especially if you are considering a visit to North India!
Samode Palace lies on the outskirts of the city. It is a magical place that offers a lot of stunning visuals and historic architecture. Sunny yellow motifs, bougainvillea, and pink dahlias greet guests as they arrive.
Are you feeling inspired yet? Just look at all those hand-painted wall patterns!
If you are as passionate as block printed textiles and patterns as I am, then please read on to see exclusive photos from a block-printing factory and more candid shots of Jaipur..
First, the interiors of Samode palace are equally engaging to the eye. The palace features everything from stone and wood carvings to painted wall patterns.
While in Jaipur, please do not hesitate to visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, have lunch and shop there, especially if you want your family to coordinate in matching block-printed textiles like this!
While in Jaipur we ventured from the hotels every day. On one special occasion, we had the privilege of visiting a hand block printing factory within the city. Please check out the original photos below. I loved watching the process, from artisans carving the wooden blocks outdoors to applying them with ink and printmaking the stunning motifs on fabric.
It was even more fascinating to see the 2nd layer of ink added to the pattern repeat.
Outside of the buildings, the fabrics are hung out to dry. I found myself drawn to the purplish hues in all of the inked patterns that I saw that day.
More gorgeous deep purple patterns contrasted by the yellow walls of the building.
Even the roadsides are bursting with yellow flowers and low pink stone walls.
I hope that you have enjoyed visiting the colorful and pattern-rich city of Jaipur. If you do decide to go, can you please take me with you;)? To see a watercolor painting that I did inspired by Jaipur, you can view it here!
If you have already been, I'd love to hear: what are your favorite places to eat, shop and see in the Pink City?
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