Glowing with a romantic warmth, Jaipur is like the promise of sunrise filled with intrigue and hope. Also known as the Pink City, it is named after its rose-hued buildings that once welcomed an English king. With a distinctive architectural and artistic style, it takes inspiration from ancient Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, making them deeply significant to Indian culture.
Jaipur’s focus on the arts is noticeable in its long tradition of textiles. This is believed to have begun centuries ago when artists from India and around the world were invited to work and settle here. Now a hub for boutique homewares, the pink city is the perfect place to set up TIPI’s block printed textile production. This is an art which is beautiful in its simplicity, a reflection of the city’s well-honed eye for design.
Jaipur pulsates with dozens of colourful bazaars and hundreds of skilled artisans who work with the incredible skill of inherited talent. The shapes and colours of Jaipur have made their way onto TIPI’s design boards to create our unique napkins, tablecloths and tea towels.
My admiration of the classical style of this Rajasthan city plays a key part in TIPI’s first table linen collection. Jaipur’s charm and timeless sophistication is what makes it the beautiful Pink City that it is today, a place where colour and style work in absolute harmony.
Jaipur is a city that TIPI always returns to on its visit to India.
If you are fortunate to visit one day, make sure you visit the following places:
- Amber Fort
- City Palace
- Hawa Mahal
- Rambagh Palace
- Jal Mahal