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We're here to see how hand work is done and I'm happy to report that it's still done by hand. Any first year art school student should visit the villages in Kutch for a lesson in humility. I'm not exaggerating when I say that, in two days, I've seen techniques I can't wrap my mind around. Double Ikat is the name of a technique that's 900 years old and I literally can't conceive how the process works. I'm watching them do it and I still have no idea.

If you're into sensory experiences, India is the place for you. Everything looks, tastes, smells and feels entirely unlike anything I've experienced before. It's as uncomfortable as everyone says but it's also worth it.

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