Photo by Christopher Sturman
At the heart of Indian life is the celebration of the act of living itself – and in that celebration is kindled the ember of India’s arts and crafts traditions. Where better to search for the well-preserved handicraft traditions than in the sea of sand that nurtures its craftspeople with the warmth of a mother. We began the journey in the jostling arts and crafts hub of today, the city of Mumbai. From there we travelled to the cities that lie at the heart of Rajasthan, Jodhpur and Jaipur, where we met the desert’s own artisans at work.