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.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal-Jaipur-Amber Fort Part 2

Beautiful carvings on the ceilings

The second courtyard, up the main stairway of the first level courtyard, houses the Diwan-i-Am or the Public Audience Hall. Built with double row of columns, the Diwan-i-Am is a raised platform with 27 colonnades, each of which is mounted with elephant shaped capital with galleries above it. As the name suggests, the Raja held audience here to hear and receive petitions from the public.

Michael collects locks so they were always of interest.

Beautiful doors everywhere.

The mosaics in this area were quite stunning.

You couldn't help but notice the similarities to the TaJ.
And similar marble carvings.

This must have been quite spectacular when lit by lanterns at night.

The Fort receives over 1.5 million visitors a year.

One of the biggest pots I have ever seen. And of course, some vendors in the yard.

A bangle maker demostrates in the courtyard.

And more beautiful doors.

A goat on the steps on the way down.

Local housing on the way down.

The steep path leading to the Fort.

A huge flock of birds flying overhead.

Women carrying fuel home from the hills.

A herd of camels on the way back to the hotel.

And the beautiful old abandoned palace in the lake. We saw elephants bathing here on our visit in 1994.

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