Walking on the path of the ceramic export trade more than hundert years ago is a perfect way of passing the time in Galle, Sri Lanka. Next to Chinese and Japanese bowls and cups there are still pieces to find of the European ceramic trade market – made for the export to muslim nations between 1840 until 1930. One of the biggest companies, the Dutch Petrus Regout factory, produced big deep plates with a flower, crescent moon & star design. Made to please the Muslim market. And all the others.
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.