There is no shortage of craftsmen in India, yet it's sometimes hard for the traveller to really benefit of this apparent diversity. The easily accessible craft government stores, with their fixed prices, fail to give you that special feeling of buying something unique. That's why I was so happy with the decor at the Malabar Escapes hotels with their very personal mix of local art and crafts. How pretty is that house?
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