Inspiration from India: The Taj February 09 2015, 1 Comment

 

Monument of love
Taj Mahal, Agra, India

  

Many of chattra's hand-block printed designs are inspired by motifs found in the architecture of India. The Taj Mahal, built in the mid 17th century over more than 20 years, is amongst them.  A resting place for Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, it's a glorious monument of love (and heartbreak).  With white marble facades and domes, inlaid semi-precious stones, perfect symmetry and surrounding gardens, it's no wonder the Taj Mahal is known as "the love palace."