Some interesting pic(k)s from Goa:
1. Love Goa: A beckoning title, and well-written and packaged book.
“Authored by Fiona Caulfield, the Love Travel Guide Indian series comprises Love Bengaluru, Love Delhi, Love Jaipur, Rajasthan and Love Mumbai. The entries are ‘love stories’ sourced from in-the-know locals including chefs and chaiwallahs, artists and architects, photographers and writers, feni makers, foreign correspondents, shopkeepers and taxi drivers”.
The book is printed on handmade paper with handloom khadi covers. And covers a lot of information, all resourced during Fiona’s two-year stay in Goa.
2. The Chitari Community: Master craftspeople.
Had read about, so made it a point to meet Prakash Chitari, a local artisan + craftsman, based in Cuncolim. He and his family had moved years ago from Karnataka to Goa, and have been making very interesting and unique ‘paats’ (very low stools, used for religious functions in India). His products have 2 kinds of styles, one hand-painted and the other intricately carved. Also an expert in turning and carving wood, Chitari’s team also make wooden toys, fruits, and other small products.
The Chitari Community have also been supplying products to Sawantwadi, the town of wooden toys and furniture.
3. Unique Advertisement: Can’t miss it.
On the Mapusa-Panjim road, we came across this innovative idea of reaching out to clients. The first time around, we actually thought this guy was real.
As we travel, you will get to see some more interesting finds that we collect on the way.