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Going through traffic in Jaipur, avoiding the elephants
 
 
Through Jaipur, we pass painted elephants in traffic.
 
         
 
Jaipur shops
 
Delightful cow.
 
 
Shop windows.
 
A delightful cow in the sunshine.
 
         
 
Street cart in Jaipur
 
Another delightful cow.
 
 
Street cart of steel kitchenware.
 
Another delightful cow.
 
 
 
 
 
Street opening in Jaipur
 
 
Street opening in downtown Jaipur.
 
 
 
 
 
Windows looking on the street in Jaipur
  Building tops.  
 
Colorful windows looking onto the street.
Pink buidling tops.
 
 
 
 
 
Motorized rickshaws.
 
Pedal powered rickshaw bicycle.
 
 

Motorized rickshaws.

 
Pedal powered rickshaw bicycle.
 
         
 
Street market.
 
 
Street market vendors selling fruit.
 
 

 
 
Fabric Block Printing
 
 
Dr. Bhawani Shankar Sharma
of the Banasthali Vidyapith University
Department of Visual Arts takes Margie & John to a Jaipur block printing factory.

The fabric is treated and stretched
onto a padded table. Designs are
applied using wooden blocks,
entirely by hand. Finished fabrics are
sold in stores in Jaipur and
shipped all over the world.
Bhawani Shankar Sharma shows Margie how fabric is stretched for blockprinting on fabric.
 
 
 


 
 
A worker applies an inked wood block to fabric to create a design.
 
Woodblock for printing on fabric.
 
 
A worker applies an inked wood block to fabric to create a design.
Click here for video of block printing.
 
A woodblock for printing on fabric.
 
 
 
 
The fabric seller's store in Jaipur.
 
 
The lovely colors and patterns of Jaipur, in the State of Rajasthan.
 
 

 
 
Traffic in Jaipur from the car window.Traffic in Jaipur from the car window.Traffic in Jaipur from the car window.
 
 
Traffic in Jaipur from the car window.
 
 

 
 
Visit to a Jaipur Paper Factory
 
 
Bhawani Shankar Sharma leads us into a Jaipur paper factory.
 


Bhawani Shankar Sharma leads us into a Jaipur paper factory.
 
 
Bhawani Shankar Sharma leads us into a Jaipur paper factory.
 
Blotters from making a dark
colored paper hang above.
 
 
 
 
Rag sorters in a papermaking factory.Rag sorters in a papermaking factory.Rag sorters in a papermaking factory.
 
 

Rag sorters in the papermaking factory
make sure only cotton goes into the process.

Click here for video of sights and sounds of the rag sorters.
 
         
 
Papermakers scoop and shake pulp to make paper.

 


Papermakers scoop and
shake liquified pulp to make paper.
The process is like a
choreographed dance.
Click here for the dance of the paper makers.

 
       
  Paper makers take a break.

 

 

Paper makers take a break.
They are they color of the
paper they make!

 
       
 
Blotter papers from between
each sheet are removed by hand.

Blotters from previous batches
are hung to dry above.
Blotter paper from between each sheet are removed by hand.  
       
 

The process of cold pressing paper
includes the insertion of large metal
plates between sheets of paper.
The sound is deafening and
speed of the work intense.

Click here for the cold pressers at work.

Cold pressing the paper.
 
 
 
 
Man sorting paper stacks.
Paper stack.
 
 
Finished paper stacks stand taller than the people sorting them!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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