These little wooden jars are for holding the red powder that makes the tilaka mark on the foreheads of Hindu believers. The significance of the forehead markings is enormous, as the marks all represent certain pieces of our spiritual identity. I bought these from a street cart when we were CONTINUE >

We went to see the temples for a few weeks in Madurai, India. India was glorious. More than any other modern place we’ve been, Indian people make art out of life. In Madurai the women braid heavily fragrant white blooms into their hair every day. You can buy ropes of CONTINUE >