FINDING INSPIRATION FOR A NEW START IN THE PINK CITY
FAR FEATURES ORIGIN STORY
By Fraser Morton
Master jeweller R.S Doni has been making trinkets, rings, ornaments and custom metal works in his little shop on the outskirts of Jaipur for more than half a century. Despite being 72 years old he shows now sign of abandoning his art.
He also agreed to forge Far Features logo in silver and copper. All he had to go on was a the ramblings of a foreign traveller and a shoddy sketch of the design.
After a long day spent trawling workshops in the capital of Rajasthan looking for a silversmith, our last stop was on the outskirts of the city.
"Last try," Pintu our taxi driver said as we parked in a back alley, sandwiched between a meandering cow and a resting camel. "You buy too small," Pintu told us all day was the reason we couldn't find a jeweller. "Your money too little. These jewellers want you to buy many things, or one expensive thing. What you want is very difficult."
He was still muttering to himself as we ducked into a doorway at our final destination. It was here at the inaptly named OK Jewellers where Mr Doni and his son R.S Doni welcomed us and agreed to cast our logo. We told them it was for a new creative company.
"Good luck", a handshake and three very unique, custom pendants planted in our hand was his reply.