Above: Lovely Indian silk fabric

“Shocking pink is the navy blue of India,” Diana Vreeland famously declared. Rajasthan is a place of vibrant color. The desert may be monochrome, but the sky is usually a cloudless blue, the peacock is a common native bird, and the people delight in crimson, emerald and gold. For Rajput and Mughal rulers, color and display were an expression of power. In Jaipur and Jodhpur, the skills and crafts of the 16th century are now in global demand.

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Above: Lovely Indian silk fabric

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