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Savista, at Village Sanjharia, Off Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302042, Rajasthan


The call of the peacock Savista now has its own resident peacocks (well, almost!). This year, the rains arrived in Rajasthan nearly four weeks earlier than usual.  Even while floods and landslides were ravaging the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan[…]

We’re closed for the summer!

  Savista went into its annual summer hibernation around the end of April.  For around three months, until mid-July or so when the rains generally arrive in full in this part of India, the sun beats down mercilessly.  The green[…]

Rajasthan’s Local Crafts: Handmade Paper Production

With a long history of royal patronage, Jaipur has an impressive tradition of craftsmanship that produces the most extravagant goods for everyday uses – whether gold and silver jewellery, decorative textiles, brass and silverware, leather goods, or even handmade paper.[…]

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The Changing Seasons in Eastern Rajasthan

  Photo by Signe Wolsgard Kroyer  One of our Team@Savista – a native of the U.S.- remarked with wonder at the climatic diversity in Rajasthan that she was able to observe over an eight month period here, and announced that[…]

‘Earth Living’ at Savista: Following Nature’s Cycles

                                                    Sunrise Over Savista                                          (Photo by Signe Wolsgard Kroyer) ”We cannot have harmony and balance in our lives if we forget to include the earth and natural rhythms in our lives. Nature, in all its myriad forms, is the[…]

The Countryside Around Savista

A few weeks ago a couple of us set off to visit one of our staff whose younger daughter-in-law had just given birth to a baby.  One of her buffaloes, too, had just given birth to a new calf.  Two new babies[…]

Festivals of Rajasthan: Diwali

Today is Diwali, Festival of Lights.  Diwali Mubarak!  Naya Saal Mubarak! Diwali and New Year greetings to all!  Diwali – from the Sanskrit Deepavali –  means “rows of lamps”.   Uniquely marked by the lighting of myriad oil lamps (now combined[…]

Tour of Bagru’s Block Printing Sector

photo taken by Jeremy Fritzhand About a month ago we had two lovely visitors from the U.A.E. come to stay at Savista. And from our first meeting, they clearly expressed interest in textiles, even sharing with us pages torn from[…]