Gujarat/Indien: The Rani-ki-Vav step-well in Patan is the oldest and finest in Gujarta. The weaver from the nearly Patola silk weaving workshop said that the textile was in Patan before the step-well, not the opposite way.
India/Gujarat: Patan Patola is a double ikat textile, that means both, the warp and the weft, are dyed before the weaving. As a result patterns and colours are extraordinary vibrant and elaborate. With such thin silk thread it takes a lot of time and it´s an extreme test of precision and planning. A sari starts around 10 000 $.
Kutch/Gujarat/India: The walls of this Meghwali roundhouse in Hodka village in Kutch are constructed with whitewashed mud and dung and a lot of mirrors. Normaly the toran is hanging above the door, here he´s protecting the inhabitants agains the devils coming out of the TV.
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