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Close Up on Indian Furniture - Low Wooden Tables

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Close Up on Indian Furniture - Low Wooden Tables

A close up look at some of our low wooden Indian tables. Delightful in their own right they also make great small tables for vases and ornaments.

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Special Places to Stay in Rajasthan - Neemrana Fort Palace

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Special Places to Stay in Rajasthan - Neemrana Fort Palace

Wandering round the myriad staircases, corridors and battlements of Neemrana, finding the old water tank, sitting on the carved stone pavilions under the shade of chhatris, looking out over the countryside in the early morning - for a while you can have the rare experience of feeling like you're actually on holiday while still in India! 

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Gods, Musicians and the Bizarre - Bronze Sculptures of India

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Gods, Musicians and the Bizarre - Bronze Sculptures of India

Indian artisans have been casting brass and bronze sculptures for thousands of years. A quick tour of some of the unusual, and sometimes very strange, brass and bronze sculptures from different aspects of India on sale at the Silk Road Gallery.

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These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

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These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

Carved wooden Ganesh One of my favourite objects in the gallery is the Pot Bellied Ganesh. I can’t remember when my love of elephants began but they are something of a life long passion, so when I first visited India 40 years ago not only was I thrilled to see so many elephants in the flesh, I was immediately and inevitably drawn to the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh. Carved statues of Ganesh are often seen in the lintel over a door frame at the entrance to a house or by the side of the door where he’s placed to...

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Return to the Silk Road

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Return to the Silk Road

The old Silk Road town of Leh, Ladakh August 2017, we're heading off to Leh, northern India. The Silk Road had numerous off shoots and Leh was a major Himalayan town on the Central Asian caravan routes of northern India. Caravans would come down across the Karakoram through Kashmir and from the Chang Tang and Tibet carrying wool and salt to be traded for cotton, silk, dyes, spices and dried fruit. In 1949 China annexed Tibet and closed the borders to trade and travel. Salt and wool no longer comes over from Tibet and there are no formal passages. Some clandestine...

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