Indian inspiration. January 14 2015

I've always held a fascination for Indian surface patterns and motifs. As I mentioned in my last blog post I've been looking at traditional India henna hand tattoos as well as at patterns on sarees and Indian jewellery. So where better than to visit London's 'Little India' to soak up up Indian culture and spend time browsing the jewellery and fabric shops?

Next stop was the V & A where I had a lovely afternoon perusing the South Asian galleries and of course the amazing Jewellery gallery. Here's a couple of pieces which inspired me - delicate gold filigree and granulated (tiny soldered balls of gold) jewellery and textiles from the Mughal empire - gorgeous!