Remembering the journey.

April 7, 2018

It's interesting that just before we left for a few weeks in Rajasthan, India I had made a presentation that included this: " We wish to bring a piece of our experience home and souvenirs is how we do that. I’ll say this in a diplomatic way: Why would you go to a unique place then buy crap produced in some other country with the name of your special place plastered on it? Don’t. Buy something you will use or as a real gift. Support the businesses that are around for generations still doing great work".

 

Take a look at this NYT article- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/travel/souvenirs-101.html?emc=edit_tl_20180407&nl=travel-dispatch&nl_art=&nlid=31661226edit_tl_20180407&ref=headline&te=1

 

Well, so this is what I brought back- Upper left is a scarf from our guide to support his work and to warm my neck. I now have 4 neck warmers. There are a few small idols which I don't worship,  but found to be of nostalgic value. The horse art is done on an old postcard and I wanted to bring something from that neighborhood, deep in Udaipur. The heart cloth is a pillow case from desert widow women in Rajasthan. And a favorite is the cloth shopping bag- the equivalent of our throw away, one time plastic bag.   

I added the tiny Ganesh to the top of our Michael Kline pot in our kitchen window. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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