Guess the inspiration for our next collection! November 17 2014

Any guess as to where we reached looking for material & inspiration for our next collection?!

This small town in Rajasthan is home to whats said to be the second-richest temple in India- one that houses a 600-year-old black marble statue of Lord Krishna. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India, attracting thousands, particularly during the festivals of Diwali, Holi, and Janmashthami. According to legend, in 1669 as the statue was being carried from Mathura to protect it from the destructive blows of the pious Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, it fell off the wagon at this site; the carriers (no doubt pretty exhausted) took this as a sign and built the temple around the statue.

The shopaholics amongst us may want to visit this place to buy what many believe are the finest examples of pichhwai paintings that adorn the interior and exterior of the temple. Hand-spun cloth painted with vibrant scenes depicting Krishna's life, these were originally created to teach illiterate low castes (who in the past were barred from entering the sacred inner sanctum). These pichhwais are now extremely coveted collector's item!

Think you can name this town now?! :)

Originally posted on our Facebook page on 17th November, 2014.