Friday, 7 March 2008

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Here are some pictures I took at the crafts fair.

The skirt and top is from Gujarat state.Shawls from Kashmir and Uttarakhand, and cotton fabric from Rajasthan





On the right are silk sarees hand embroidered, they are very costly.They are from Bengal.


Now that summer is approaching very fast, I am thinking cotton. Putting away the woollens.
Aunt S thinks its still the dead of winter and wants
to wear all her heavy woollen clothes. I am putting
them away in a trunk from where she can 't retrieve them.
Reminds me that we are robed in the righteousness of Christ not our own and we will be given snow white robes to wear in heaven.

12 Fertilize my soul:

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Very pretty and colorful :)

And so good to know we are robed in Christ's righteouness. Beauty for sure!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful pictures, Amrita! I have always loved the lovely fabrics and graceful draping of the traditional Indian ladies' clothes. It is hard to imagine how our heavenly garments could be more beautiful than that, but it will be exciting to find out some day!

Renae said...

Oh, those are so beautiful! You don't see things like that here in the U.S. (Or at least not where I shop!) Thank you for sharing these.

And yes, won't those white robes be lovely?

Love your blog. Found you from Mothers Pride blog. Blessings!

--renae
www.renaebrumbaugh.com

KOSTAS said...

Hi Amrita
Very beautifully and this post, marvellous your photographs with the buckrams from silk, but also the traditional dress!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
wonderful fabric, wonderful patterns, and superb embroideries.
Some classy culture.
Your thermometer showed 20 Celsius degrees.
If we get lucky ,we'll experience fem or six days like that in July!!
Then I were next to nothing and stay at the beach all day.
Daughter Serina is leaving for Azerbaijan just aster Pass-Over.
I plan to send some money with her to buy me some silk.
I adore silk fabric. Azerbaijan is situated along the ancient silk road to the Far East.
Her school is running a modern orphanage there. They are collecting money in Norway and have built a miniature village in Azerbaijan where the staff are locals and even the parents of the "orphans" are allowed to leave with their abandoned children, make some money and regain some dignity.
I'm proud my spoiled Serina is supporting this long-time project.
She stood collecting money early one morning on the railway station amd was spited and mocked because of her trying to contribute to improve a few people's life.
Oh, we have indeed become selfish.
Yours Felisol

Louise said...

Such beautiful fabrics Amrita. Cotton for summer sounds lovely.

monsoon-dreams said...

hi amrita,
beautiful clothes from different parts of our wonderful and diverse country.i liked the way you linked your thoughts to the heavenly rob.God be with you.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful....I was thinking of you this evening as I sat at church and we watched the movie "Water" about the plight of widows in India......we are having movies every Friday night during Lent that cause us to reflect and think about the possibility of transformation. I had seen the film before but it is so powerful that each time I have seen it there are new thoughts....

david mcmahon said...

Lovely work, Amrita - and beautifully displayed. Indian fabrics are just amazing.

Donetta said...

It is so nice to see the cloth from your region. I packed all of my fabrics away for the move. I love all the glorious colors.

Zen Master said...

What beautiful fabrics!

Living day by day for Jesus said...

Amrita!! SOOO gorgeous! I have a tapestry hung on my living room wall made from the neckilines of women's dresses...it is sooo beautiful! Hope lll is well with you! Sorry I have not been better at communicating with you! I have limited internet access these days! God bless you sister!