The Japanese markets of Yogyakarta or Solo are great places for discovering faded old sarongs sold in toppling stacks right next to live chickens and jackfruit. The Kala print reminds me of these hidden gems: ornate yet relaxed, softly worn out like an old friend.

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How It's Made

John Robshaw has persisted through the years finding the most skilled artisans to work with to maintain his commitment to producing unique and hand crafted creations. His sharp eye for beauty and originality helped John come upon just the right block carvers, dye masters, printers as well as quilters, weavers and seamstresses to bring his designs to life.

Holi in the Streets

Holi is the Hindu festival of colors signifying the arrival offspring and can be a wonderful time to be in India if you can get to the right party! This past Holi we were lucky enough to tag along to City Palace for the upscale version of the festival.

06.28.2018 /


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