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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal- Jaipur Continued

Then it was on to the City Palace in downtown Jaipur. This is the Mubarak Mahal...the site of a former reception center and now houses a wonderful textile collection.

Guards outside.

Beautiful arches and carving everywhere.

A beautiful carved elephant in front of one of the buildings.

The Hall of the Private Audience.

The white tower in the back is part of the current Maharajah's residence

The famous silver urns...the largest silver objects in the world. Ordered up by a Maharajah in 1901 to take two of them on the boat with him full of Ganges water to King Edward's coronation because he wasn't sure of the local water there.

Upstairs in one of the buildings was a fabulous Armory.

And beautiful doors everywhere of course.

A wedding had apparently taken place in this courtyard the day before and the structures were being torn down

A wonderful peacock door.

Another view of the Maharaja's quarters.

And , of course, a view of the Palace of the Winds on the main street. Not actually a palace...just windows where the women of the harem could view passing parades and other events.

Beggars are everywhere but usually only stop people other than Indians who don't pay any attention to them.

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