A Postcard from…New Delhi

April 23, 2015

India

postcard from new delhi

Dear Jenni,

My family recently took a trip to India. On one of the first days, as we were acclimating to the time zone, my mom and I took Clement and Georgia for a visit to the National Crafts Museum in New Delhi, India. It had come recommended to us by Natasha Rao of Fashionalities, whom we met for a “global playdate”. The museum and grounds were just the right sanctuary from the bustling city, hidden behind high walls and constructed from earthy materials. We arrived as it was opening that morning; it was filled with many groups of children – classes of all ages.

Apart from the galleries, which featured different types of traditional arts & crafts, there was a section of artisan demonstrations. Clement & Georgia watched craftspeople as they made intricate paper cut images and meticulous etchings in reed leaves. There was also a puppet show about Indian folklore set to music, as well as different painting techniques and carvings. The kids were thrilled!

In the Village complex, an old world village was recreated so that visitors could see how communities lived generations ago. There were examples of agriculture equipment through decades of innovation. We also saw an extraordinary chariot used for festivals and rooms upon rooms of textile arts – so inspiring!

I hope you are able to check it out for yourself sometime! It is a gem of a museum and great for kids too!

Best wishes,
Emily


Emily is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Tea Collection, a globally inspired children’s apparel company based in San Francisco. She lives in Palo Alto, CA, with her husband Hilton and two children, Clement and Georgia.

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