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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Afghanistan.

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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Afghanistan.

Our talk to the Embroiderers Guild continued the theme of embroidered wedding shawls with an excursion to Afghanistan where the embroidery style is mostly geometric in design. 

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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Rajasthan & Gujarat.

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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Rajasthan & Gujarat.

It seems that the more barren the landscape the greater is the desire for colour and the women of all these regions use colourful embroidery to embellish clothes and furnishings. 

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New Exhibition of Stepwell Photographs

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New Exhibition of Stepwell Photographs

These are the views when you first enter. On the right are the dramatic yellow geometric steps of the popular Panna Meena ka Kund at Amer, Rajasthan.

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The Stepwells of Bundi, Rajasthan

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The Stepwells of Bundi, Rajasthan

We've made two trips to Bundi to photograph the ancient stepwells. Being guided to other wells by local people interested in our own interest in their town has been a delight.

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Michael Portillo's Indian Train Journeys & Abhaneri Stepwell

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Michael Portillo's Indian Train Journeys & Abhaneri Stepwell

The first impression of the Chand Baori are the 3500 steps and the Escher-like geometric patterns made by the brilliant sun and deep shadows.

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