Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Little Raja

Daddy Steve: Ravi is very proud of his Indian heritage, and he likes to share it with the other kids here in Gregoropolis.

Tyler: What smells so good?
Ravi: I'm making Chana Masala; it's a traditional Indian dish made with chick peas.
Mikko: I didn't know peas came from chicks.

Ravi: The Taj Mahal was built in Agra, India, between 1631 - 1653 by the Shah Jahan.  
It's considered the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired 
masterpieces of the world's heritage.
Blake: It's amazing!
Daphne: So beautiful!

I thought it would be nice to have an authentic Indian outfit made just for him.  Actually, it was Ravi's best friend Patrick's idea...

Patrick: I know just what Ravi would like.

Together we perused the internet to gather some general ideas.  We knew that we wanted a kurta, a traditional straight-cut, loose shirt that falls just above the knees.  We also wanted a vest or waistcoat in a richly embellished fabric.  We took these vague ideas and gave them to sewing virtuoso Marti Murphy, who worked her magic.

The kurta is a lovely blue color; while the vest is a rich paisley brocade trimmed in gold braid.

For shoes we dug out Robin's old Prince Gregor shoes, which we had carefully packed away.  I never thought we would use them again, but they were perfect for this outfit!

Robin: I know they're in here somewhere!

Ravi was thrilled with his new clothes and couldn't wait to try them on.

Ravi: Oh, wow!  These are so cool!

Ravi: Well?  How do I look?

Patrick: Very stylish!
Kaveh: Very regal.
Frederick: Eat your heart out, Dev Patel!

Many thanks to Marti Murphy for this beautiful outfit.  We couldn't be more pleased!

Ravi: Namaste.


Sasha's Vintage Boutique said...

Ravi, you are a regal Indian prince! Love everything about it! I'm glad that Patrick suggested it!

Serenata said...

Ravi looks stunning what a great outfit - well done to Marti and to you for putting the ideas together. My son and his wife are visiting the Taj Mahal in October, they have invited me too and I would love to go, but although the mind is willing, not sure the body is! It would be amazing to see!

Dee said...

Ravi, Looks magnificent in his new Indian outfit by the extremely talented Marti.
How lovely that his brother Patrick helped research just what was needed to make Ravi into an Indian Prince once again.

Ginger said...

A wonderful new Indian outfit by Marti for Ravi. It is perfect for him and I love the style of it very much. Patrick is such a good friend to Ravi not to mention dear ole Dad. 😊 xxxx