Catch-Up, with Elephants



Girl getting blessed by an elephant in Madurai, with little girl looking on

Elephant ceremony in Ernakulam

Okay, so here is the catch-up, starting from the beginning of 2011.  My challenge: to recap each place in 7 words.  My new year’s resolution: to write more frequent, pithier blogs.  No more histories of cotton!  No more blah, blah, blah!  More pictures.  Less gabbin’.  (For the time being, anyway.)

Big-bearded Jeff blessed by temple elephant

Bhuj.  Textiles galore.  Bad food.  Cows everywhere.  Tiger in a box. (Okay, that was more than 7 words, but I just had to fit in the phrase “in a box.”)

Textile granny!

Ajrak printers in Bhuj



Talking to the weavers

Country cows of Bhuj (more laid back than city cows of Jaipur)

Hand embroiderer from the village

Tiger in a box!

Fort Kochi, Kerala.  Rustic cottage.  Studio.  Houseboat.

Working at my studio desk in Kochi

Jeff making chapatis at our cooking class


Red skirt and green grass along the backwaters

Light on water from the houseboat

Next post: Madurai, Pondicherry/Auroville, back to Jaipur!

About rebeccalayton

I am an artist traveling and studying in India and Southeast Asia. You can see some of my artwork at
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