Tonights our celebration of the manifested India Journey. The full circle of wishing, going, and bringing it home. It's really something to set out to attempt something and prove to yourself that its possible and worth exploring. Never having set foot in India I wasn't sure what buying there would be like. And it was indeed full of hurdles and learning. But that's what makes the adventure so ripe. And I admit whole heartedly that I am extremely proud of our first efforts buying for our boutique PAPAYA! Living.
We set out to learn about traditional block printing, Indian textile arts and expand our skill set and inspiration for PAPAYA! as artists. What we found was a rich world brimming with knowledge and expertise. Just getting to peek into the world of fine Indian textiles and craftspeople was indeed a true honor. India is a place that makes ancient arts look like a mundane and regular day. Its breath taking to watch the artisans at work. I now have an incredibly deep respect for the amount of skill and time that goes into traditional Indian textiles and furnishings. I also now cherish each and every piece that we where able to bring here to Ashland, Oregon. In fact I think I'm scaring customers with my excitement and information about each piece. (errr ummm...sorry)I am so happy that we got to fulfill a dream, and it is made all the better by being able to share that dream with others and offer such beauty to anyone who desires it. Thank you everyone for helping make our dreams a reality and supporting these breathtaking traditional arts. Come by and geek out with me tonight if you are in Ashland. We'd love to see you. 33 N. Main St. Ashland, Oregon.