PERREAULT Magazine SEPT | OCT 2016 - Page 42

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Close your eyes,” he says as he ushers us into his hotel room in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Inside, we open our eyes and are greeted by a riotous display of colour and craftsmanship. Ashok has been up since the early hours of the morning laying out his entire collection of camel decorations and traditional clothing.

A budget hotel room has never looked so fantastical. Every surface is covered by antique pieces of embroidery, mirror work and macramé, each one so intricately conceived they beg a closer inspection, like tiny worlds arresting in their

unique details.

by Alice Carfrae