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October 25, 2008


Priya Venkat

Emily, the word you are looking for is 'zari'. Those ribbons are used for embellishing saree blouses, dance costumes, salwars and long skirts for kids (called paavadai in the South of India and ghagra in the North). They are found at every nook and corner here in India especially in South India (where I also happen to live). I've been sending a few yards of these as gifts to my friends in America and they love it. Didnt know you were partial to them too. If you are looking for any specific colour or pattern and you dont find it in Thailand, lemme know. I can check it out for you here in India. Traditionally the weave is done with silver thread that's been dipped in some amount of gold on a strip of cotton cloth. But maybe you already know this... Have fun in Thailand. Priya

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama

Such beautiful colors! I would have loved to be there with you all but we just bought our first home (YAY!). Maybe the next trip you all take. :)

Thanks for sharing it with us here in blogland!

Charin :)

Oh wow, such pretty pictures!! :) :)
That would be an incredible trip, have fun!

Sherri P eh

Ooooohh, I am so envious, and so glad you're sharing! And having fun. Happy shopping! As an aside, Priya, thanks for sharing the information about zari. My husband is making another trip to India in 2 or 3 weeks and I've been trying to get him to shop for textiles. This might make it easier to move him in the right direction. He'll be in Mumbai, Ahmedabad & Hyderabad. So if I can't go to Thailand or India, maybe a bit of India can come home with him!


Lucky YOU! I wish I were there too. No doubt, you will be in your element with all those gorgeous things to buy, not to mention the yummy food.

Thank you, Priya, for your information on Zari too....very interesting ~


luscious! happy travels.


Those ribbons all stacked in the last photo? They make me happy just looking at them. :)

Hope you are savoring every moment...


have a continued wonderful time! looks beautiful...xox


Oh I am so jealous looking at that last photo. I looked everywhere for those last year, after seeing them on your blog. My whole trip was planned around ribbon, I ended up with a haircut due to a misunderstanding when looking for ribbon. Have fun and eagerly awaiting more photos.


missing you all.
wishing i was there with you.
have the best time ever.


Kimberly, I am sure you are in their thoughts.

I am wishing I was with you, but in reality I think I should be exploring my own backyard before thinking about my neighbours.

Have a great time.


I am so jealous, and so wish I was there. Do share lots and lots of pictures so we can all vicariously experience Thailand with y'all.


Those are beautiful ribbons! So glad you're sharing pictures...


oooohhh so beautiful! wish i was there (hopefully next time!!!) i hope you all have a fabulous most special trip!!!


Have a wondeful time there !!!...xx Dani


ooooooh man, i miss pad thai sooooo bad! Where are you getting that ribbon from? i spent a WHOLE MONTH in Thailand this year and could not find it anywhere! Have a great time.

catherine feegel-erhardt

OH... so wish I could have gone on this trip... so colorful...
love the look on the guy's "eye".. the one selling the spools of ribbon...
next time! stay safe.


Looks amazing mama...so fun to see some pics. Keep 'em coming! xxoo


Awesome. I am so excited to see what comes from your creative over load.

tara pollard pakosta

is that ribbon w/ an elephant? if so, i want to buy that camera strap for my friend who collects elephant stuff! can't wait to see more pics!


ohhhhh yaaaaaaaayyy,,, been thinking about you every day. Snuggling with Rowan and your blankie. All he girls want you to knit them one!!!! Told them, dont think thats gunna happen. Ill email. Have a blast while away and I think you may need more ribbon dahl!

stacy t

oohhhh - i'll take an orange camera strap please!!


oh, I can't wait to see all your pictures!


I bet your paint brushes are literally dancing out of their hiding spots!


We should have followed you a little more closely. I never saw all that ribbon--what eye candy.

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