His stars had made him a wanderer.
Melodies sent a trembling through his veins, and rhythms made his body swing... when the rains of Sraban fell on the thick leaves, when the clouds thundered, when the wind moaned in the woods like a motherless demon child, his heart was swept away. The call of a kite high in the sky in the still heat of noon, the croaking of frogs on rainy evenings, the howling of jackals at night...
all entranced him.
-Rabindranath Tagore, "The Guest"
THE JASMINE CLUTCH
INSPIRED BY FLOWER PETAL OFFERINGS, INTRICATE WROUGHT IRON GATES, AND WEARING JASMINE CHAINS
THE JEWELED CLUTCH
INSPIRED BY VINTAGE GEMOLOGISTS' POSTERS, A CALCUTTA JEWELER'S STOREFRONT SIGN, AND GOTHIC SOUTHERN LITERATURE
THE LEOPARD CLUTCH
INSPIRED BY BIRDS ON THE TRAIN TO DARJEELING, SUN FILTERING THROUGH TREES, AND ITTY BITTY CLAY CHAI CUPS
THE POMEGRANATE CLUTCH
INSPIRED BY MOSAIC TILES AT THE TAJ MAHAL, LOTUS MEHNDI PATTERNS, AND AN ABUNDANCE OF TROPICAL PLANTS
MANY THANKS TO LOVELY PEOPLE FOR ALLOWING US TO SHOOT IN SUCH BEAUTIFUL SPACES:
RINGS IN ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY KRYSOS + CHANDI.
ALL ANN HOWELL BULLARD PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNA ROUTH BARZIN.