More good news! Tangle has been purchased by the Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum in Neumuenster, Germany to be part of their permanent collection. The Museum was the last stop on the Color Improvisations exhibit itinerary. That exhibit has now been dismantled and the unsold quilts returned to the artists. Tangle has found a new, permanent home abroad!
Along the road between Jaipur and Agra we stopped to visit Fatehpur Sikri. This palace/fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1571. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years. The architecture is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. The signature style seems to be the elaborate stone carving, from walls to floors, ceilings, posts, and even rooftops.
Here's another day in Jaipur. We were told that the Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds, below is the most photographed building in Jaipur. It was being renovated the few days that we were there. The building is 5 stories high but only one room deep. It was built in 1799. The elaborate system of balconies and screens kept the women of the court hidden while they surveyed action on the street below.
Here is the back side of the Hawa Mahal.
The Chandra Mahal and the City Palace Museum make up a great courtyard in central Jaipur.
Pat and I spent an afternoon shopping around the intersection in the photo above. Pat bought some handmade scissors from the gentleman below.
I had my hand henna'd.
This man ran a sewing business right on the sidewalk. He's making shorts.
A good place for a nap.
Street scenes around Jaipur.
We took the tour bus from Jaipur to Agra the next day. We came upon this camel driver along the way.
Here are some scenes from the bus during the drive from Delhi to Jaipur.
Our main destination, on the outskirts of Jaipur, was the Amber Fort. The Fort was established in 1592 by Man Singh I . It was built on the remains of an 11th fort. The central buildings of the fort were added by Jai Singh I from 1621-1667.
We rode elephants into the Fort.
The main plaza, Jaleb Chowk.
The Ganesh Pol, gateway to the private apartments, built in 1640.
Sattais Katcheri, where the revenue records were written.
Sheesh Mahal, with its mirrored ceiling.
Done for the day.
Jal Mahal, the water palace. Built in mid-1700's by Madho Singh I. It was later used as a duck-hunting lodge.