Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal - Jodhpur Part 2 - The Fort

No trip to Jodhpur is complete without a trip up to the Meherangarh Fort perched high above the city.
Cows on the road up. Yes, part of the driver's hair is bright red and I don't know what that's all about.

Jaswant Thanda - a memorial to an early ruler - Jaswanth Singh II (1878-95) who purged Jodhpur of bandits, initiated an irrigation system, and improved the economy.

Just your basic camel taking a nap in the parking lot.






The areas on the outside are not as well preserved as the interior.



Beautiful murals on the wall in front of the main gate.














An original cannon.

Looking down on the city. Its called the "Blue City" . Blue originally denoted a high-caste Brahmin residence, resulting from the addition of indigo to lime-based whitewash which was thought to protect buildings from insects, and to keep them cool in summer. Over time the colour caught on - there's even a blue-wash mosque on the road west of the Fort.

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