May 31, 2008

fabricIndia, shining, rising and ever colourful. The travel guides gush about the vivid colors everywhere (hmm, actually, so does every book on India ever, no?)
Of course, it’s true. We do colourful very well here. We sometimes leave vivid way, way behind and move into the territory of garish and  outlandish with some dexterity.
Anyway, this is the inside of a teensy tailoring shop that is owned by a lower middle class sharp-talking, tobacco-chewing lady who employs three ‘masterjis’ to do the actual tailoring. At the outer edge of this tumble of color and texture you can see one hunched over an old-timey sewing machine.

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5 Responses to “fabric!”

  1. Roshan says:

    I like how you said we do colorful well. We really do. Sadly, the more I live abroad, the more I prefer single tone shirts, or whatever, though I still like bright colors.

  2. _ram-jaane' says:

    Mini-India (translated: Leicester) is quite colourful in this respect. The reason is obvious, we take our culture where we go, when I was schooled there, the ‘gora’ was the minority. A handful you could count in 100’s of Desis.

  3. IdeaSmith says:

    Great pics! My first time here and I’ll be back. 🙂

  4. smriti isaac says:

    yeah, we do color well, but if you think about it, so do some of the other south american people, no? but nice pictures and perspective, nonetheless. Love,

  5. Lekhni says:

    Yeah, I used to take the abundance of fabric in India for granted while growing up. Now I look at it with new eyes and am dazzled by all the colors!

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