1845 the first boat of East Indian indentured labourers arrived on
our shores bringing with it a people and a culture steeped in
mystical legend, festivals and symbolism, who settled primarily in
the central region of Trinidad.
Swathed in colour - the royal purples, floral pinks and river greens
- and texture, like the rich images of Phagwa, the Hindu spring
festival, and the gentility of a young girl lighting the deyas for
Divali celebrations, our Central room glitters with the opulence of
Indian palaces and envelops you with the vibrant colours of bazaars
and Asian marketplaces.
in ornate gold, the vibrant images in your room breathe with life,
and if you listen closely you will hear the crackling of burning
Bare feet dancing on the cocoa, the rhythmic click clock of a
donkeys hooves burdened by the weight of a wooden cart laden with
coconuts, the din of market day and the slow ssssshhhh of a wet hand
moulding raw clay with the promise of yet another sensual