The retreat is located in the land of a medley of tribes, and castes. They mingle together to form a fascinating tapestry that flutters with their colourful clothing, their sloping thatched roof houses called Dhanis, their vibrant festivals, their temples, and their arts and crafts.
To compensate for its barrenness, the desert landscape somehow seems to bring out a heightened sense of beauty among its inhabitants. This is reflected in their colourful clothes, their thatched, sloping roofed huts and their arts and crafts.
For people who appreciate the beauty of handmade products and tribal crafts manifested in indigenous techniques there is a lot that Jamba and the surrounding areas can offer.
We take visitors to houses in the vicinity of the Retreat, which specialise in making woollen rugs of camel hair and hand-knotted carpets have geometric motifs and formal designs.
Households also make their own jewellery, such as necklaces, bangles and earrings. In fact, they have distinctive styles that tell apart one community from another. The nearby town of Phalodi is famous for its exquisitely embroidered shoes or ‘Jutis’.