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Day Three: Crafts Museum and Hauz Khas Village

The morning of May 22 was spent at the Crafts Museum. It was a hot day and I remember thinking that I’ve never sweat so much just standing still. My favorite part of the museum was the Haveli, or aristocratic house from the 18th century, because it was covered in so many beautiful, intricate patterns, a lot of which were floral.

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I also spent a lot of time looking at the textiles, because they were a great source of patterning. I noticed a lot of paisleys and flowers, and some with elephants or birds. Some of the fabrics were embroidered or woven and some were hand painted.

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The architecture outside of the museum also had some beautiful examples of carved patterns.

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We ate lunch and spent the afternoon in Hauz Khaz village, a hip town with modern shops for a younger crowd. The Delhi Art Gallery featured some contemporary artists, some whose work showed the influence of Christianity and the Cubist style. Next to the village was the Hauz Khaz ruins.

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