Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Teeming With Textiles

You could easily spend all your time in India shopping for textiles and never have it seem monotonous. OK, the activity might start to get repetitive, but what you look at will not. Whether it's saris, tablecloths,  salwar kameez sets, blankets, you'd be hard pressed to see the same pattern twice. There's no such thing as a blue suit or black dress in India. They're definitely onto something.

While men stay plain, the women get to jazz it up. How obvious does it show? And how about those braids!

A couple of vendors, patiently waiting for customers, one surrounded by his wares, as if he created a kid's fort out of his inventory.

The main tool of the trade. A typical selection of fabric, a kaleidoscope of cotton.