Thursday, 23 February 2012

All Sewed Up

Tailoring is big business in India. Whether at home or in shops, making clothes is a common activity. To keep the tailors nipping and tucking, the machines they use must be kept whirring. Sewing machines don't come cheap in India, so sewers hold onto them and keep them repaired as well as Cubans keep their old American cars running.

A typical repair shop, one of about half a dozen places next door to one another in Hyderabad. Must be the sewing machine district. The old school models, in for tune ups.

Why is this overworked repairman smiling? Because he knows there's quite a backlog that will keep him employed for awhile. 

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