In 2011, Jane left her little forest home to travel to India with Charlotte Kwon from Maiwa. It was hot. Jane ate delicious food. She walked a lot. She took lots of pictures. She saw how people live in other parts of the world. She saw cows in the street. She saw poop on the ground. She saw gorgeous children running amok in the streets and having a ball. She saw smiles. She saw talent. She met tonnes of wonderful people and saw first hand how long the handprinting process is. If you want to see Jane’s photos from this particular trip to India, you can head on over to her Flickr stream.
Again, in 2014, Jane went back to India and saw all the same things and more. This time she was a part of a symposium on handcraft that had a roster of some of the most talented handworkers in the country and beyond all come together to talk shop. And wear turbans. And eat more delicious food, that was prepared in a kitchen where they sat on the floor with a machete to peel potatoes. Holy Cow. no pun intended. Check out Jane’s Flickr here.
While in India, Jane met Kathy Marshall who runs Sabahar. They hit it off, and now jane is over in Ethiopia working her buns off with Eben making some great connections with other weavers and sharing ideas with the group. Kathy is awesome. Jane stayed with Abraham and got to see Lucy and participated in some weird yet uplifting Christian ceremonies. Kathy is amazing. But so is Jane 🙂 Best Trip EVAH! Flickr, you guessed it – right here.