Blog - It’s The Colours! 15.1.20

Blog - It’s The Colours! 15.1.20
Colourful washing line
Colourful washing in Goa

The colours in Goa require no mind-altering drugs to leave you in a spin! One of my neighbours paused and watched me with incredulity as I took several photographs of his line of washing…’it’s the colours’, I explained, ‘ah, the colours’ he smiled and commented back, obviously thinking ‘crazy lady!

Colourfully embellished indian textiles
Kaleidoscopic colour and dazzling embellishment

I find that with each colourfully kaleidoscopic image I take I am looked upon with bemusement by the shop owner or creator. ‘It’s the colours, they are amazing’ has become my standard comment as I wander the streets of Goa recording what I see in a daze.

Hand stitched colourful textiles
Hand stitched colourful textiles

But in addition to the colours the textiles are embellished to a level I have never before seen. At every turn I find dazzling texture, colour and pattern, truly unforgettable and inspirational. Many, many hours of work go into each hand crafted piece and I wish I could purchase every item, but with a limit of 15kg on internal flights it is just not possible.

Shisha mirror parasol
Shisha mirror parasol

Hence today’s discussions with my husband….I think I feel a buying trip coming on! I need to return with a full wallet and an empty suitcase, as soon as possible! I’ve already done the maths….Yep…it calculates out perfectly…well, in my mind, if not in my husband’s!

Hand embellished Indian textiles
Hand embellished Indian textiles
Sari fabric India
Shelves in Sari shop