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Designer Jade Jagger on how Jaipur unlocks her creativity

The magic of The Pink City

By Neville Bhandara  April 16th, 2019

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I’ve visited Jaipur regularly ever since I was nine years old. My family would make frequent trips to India, and I remember the Pink City as a magical place.  

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City Palace

Now, I work here, making jewellery, as I’ve done for the past 20 years.

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Jaipur brings me a sense of inspiration and creativity that I find nowhere else. I often visit with designs and sketches already planned, but once I’m here, I suddenly discover new ideas because I’m always surrounded by so much craft and such great workmanship, especially when it comes to gems.

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When I have some time, I love to go out to the monkey temples to find some solitude, or go fabric-hunting in Ridhi Siddhi. I also love the sunsets from Amer Fort…

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Amer Fort

you can’t beat them. I’ve tried to work in other countries—Thailand, Italy and the UK—but I constantly find myself coming back to Jaipur, because it’s where I feel I am at my most creative. It brings out something in me that’s quite indefinable; I just know that I love it here.

Photograph: Shutterstock (Amer Fort, City Palace)