Desert Traditions
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Archive for 2016

The Hero’s Journey – from Kuran to Kukma
September 7, 2016
I was thrilled to get the news that Kharad rug weaver Tesji Dhana Marwada had, at long last, received a National Award for his work. Recognition of this kind has

Four Warps plus Four Colours equals variations on a theme
June 28, 2016
I have not touched a loom since my early days at primary school when we sat at our desks with a small table loom and wove ourselves a woollen scarf.

Travels Through Time
June 13, 2016
I love walking on ancient ground, touching the earth that others have trodden throughout the millennia and breathing air that may have been recycled by another traveler in another time.

Reflections on a Tour to Remember – Zoe’s Story
February 26, 2016
It is the eve of departure for another tour to India and I have almost lost count - I think it is up to 16. The few days before departure

Lock, Stock and Barrel
February 5, 2016
I could of course be referring to the 'wild west' component of the Beyond Santa Fe Tour this July. I am not. Instead I am drawing your attention to my