Travel Photography Photos tagged as crafts
A classic Indian picture with craftsmen taking up no more space than absolutely essential to weave (or sew) their magic
A regional art form based on the Moghul painting style. This has been hand painted on a plate made from crushed camel bone and resin. The brush may consist of just one hair from a squirrel's tail and the painter can only work for 20-30 minutes at a time
It is all in the title really. Don't try this at home
Folk dancers from different parts of Rajasthan performed a series of colourful, rhythmic and, at times, positively hazardous dances.
This detail from the main temple at Ranakpur shows how every square inch of the temples is covered in carvings of characters and Gods from the Jain mythology and history. The temple is exquisite and the young priest that showed us around was justifiably proud of where he worshipped
Bangles, bracelets, ear decorations and goblets. This area is known for its silver work
This watery stage plays host to fishes, buffalo, frogs, tigers, children, farmers and many more in the form of wooden puppets
These blouses, with embroidery on the front and the top of the 3 quarter length sleeves are worn by many of the indigenous women. The blouses are spotless and the embroidery exquisite. Some of this work is done sitting on the kerb at the market place.
The market was rich with colours and this stand, selling wool, is just one example
The inhabitants of the Greek volcano island Santorini (thira) make baskets out of vineyard trunks to use them for their local products.
This piece will take in the region of 200 hours of work to finish and will sell for the equivalent of 50 dollars US. By buying this work locally the cooperative gets to keep most of that money instead of it being top sliced by an agent or shop in the main towns
This was in the township of Chincherro where we visited a cooperative of 8 families who produced authentic local products with their own motifs and patterns
The Textile Centre on Ave El Sol has a fabulous display of ethnic weaving and costumes from around Peru but especially this region. As well as watching people weave and knit you can buy locally produced pieces.