These Photos Prove Why Rajasthan is the Boho Capital of the World


A woman wearing traditional Rajasthani attire and a man wearing a pagdi. Photo shot during the Bundi Utsav 2016 in Bundi, Rajasthan. (Photo: Abhimanyu Singh Rathore)
A woman wearing traditional Rajasthani attire and a man wearing a pagdi. Photo shot during the Bundi Utsav 2016 in Bundi, Rajasthan. (Photo: Abhimanyu Singh Rathore)

These Photos Prove Why Rajasthan is the Boho Capital of the World

You’ve obviously seen Rajasthan’s bright colours, cool pagdis, and more.

But have you seen its rich cultural heritage develop into a design aesthetic that’s making it..like.. the boho capital of the world? Well, then, catch all the action here, with these pictures from the recently concluded Rajasthan Heritage Week.

Uff.. These Boho Accessories

For what is more boho than bangles, maangtikkas and chunky necklaces!

DESIGNER: BIBI RUSSELL

Gowns With Eccentric Tassels

Only a Rajasthan-themed gown can come with eccentric tassel details. But hey.. who’s complaining!

DESIGNER: NIVEDITA SABOO

Shrugs With Cool Patterns

Like literally, LA, are you seeing our swag?

DESIGNER: MADINA KASIMBAEVA

This Khadi, That’s Gone Wild

Because no other state will give you colourful khadi bomber jackets for men.

DESIGNER: AJAI VIR SINGH

Chaandi That’s Just Too Cool

Rajasthan’s kota dhoria work will give you major layering inspiration, and the silver jewellery, your best boho game.

DESIGNER: PARIDHI JAIPURIA

These Patterns That Are Cooler Than Most High Fashion Labels

Heard of Indigo Bagru? Well, its freewheeling design gives it some serious desi boho cred. And guess what: it’s a pattern that Rajasthan owns!

Fusion Designs Etched in Khadi

Tribal patterns, natural khadi fabric, thread stitching and an enhanced surface texture – these are just some of the highlights that Rajasthan has.

DESIGNERS: ABRAHAM AND THAKORE

Modern Looks With So Much Desi-pann

Boho essentials — patchwork and quilting are native to Rajasthan. Need we convince you any more?

(Abhimanyu Singh Rathore is a photographer and runs a style blog, Ishtailista. He is forever on the lookout for current trends, and also, never misses to document someone’s fantastic personal style. He has a deep appreciation for colourful Indian kitsch & fashion.)

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