While we are all unable to travel, and the prospect of visiting this beautiful country seems increasingly further away, we wanted to look back on all of our favourite times visiting and working in India, creating a visual ‘love letter’ of sorts, to the country that means so much to us.
Please enjoy our images as we all dream of faraway lands and live through the wonderful portal of imagery, sharing behind the scenes pics of our travels and of the team; transporting ourselves (and hopefully you!) away for just a moment to this magical land.
Above - Exploring the beautiful Amer Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Top Left - Our designer Mel is continuously asked for selfies, and spends 50% of her time having her picture taken, much to the amusement of the team. Bottom Left - details of the beautiful painted walls. Right - The incredible view from Amer Fort.
Jaipur is the finest jewelry ever created on earth, where king was the jeweler and bricks his gems - Vinita Kinra
Above - All images from the City Palace
Above - Both images taken inside the Hawa Mahal (The Palace of The Wind). Above Left - One of our favourite images from Jaipur for it's simplicity, and the loveliness of seeing the shade of pink being tested on the walls. Above Right - Our lovely director Caroline baking in the heat on our first ever trip to Jaipur.
Above Images - Visiting our tie-dye unit in Jaipur. This is always the highlight of the trip for the team, working with such talented crafts people, spending time learning from each other and being truly creative to develop new season product.
Above Images - Visiting our woodblock unit in Bagru which is always a festival of colour and a joy just to see the varying colours and fabrics drying in the sun.
Above Images - Visiting Galta Ji 'The Monkey Temple' in Jaipur.
Left - Our Creative Manager Jo who photographs most of our India trips, inside the temple searching for the perfect monkey shot! Middle & Right - Images from our second trip when the driver decided we should see the back streets behind the temple instead & oddly involved meeting a 6-legged siamese cow, an experience which we will certainly never forget!
Above Images - Left - The Patrika Gate, which is just as beautiful every time, the use of colour is just phenomenal! Top Right - The view from Nahargarh Fort at sunse. Bottom Right - A local teenager jumps into a stepwell to cool off on a very hot day.
We hope you've enjoyed our little journey through Jaipur and some of our behind the scenes images!
Sending LOVE to all, the East Team x