Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Housekeeping in India

Everyday life on the other side of the world.
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5 comments:

Unknown said...

I really like the picture of the women washing their saris in the river. I have a few skirts made of vintage sari material, so beautiful, and made for the hot weather, of course. They hand wash and dry so quickly. Although they are silk blends, I could swear they are somehow stain resistant - very sturdy practical material(but gorgeous). Maybe the clothing reflect the women of Indian. :)

elena maria vidal said...

I love sari material. I wonder where my friend Gette is since she is the expert.

Unknown said...

Sari material can be reworked into beautiful bed comforters and throw pillows as well. I've been eyeing a few online. :)

The North Coast said...

The Indian "superstitions" such as "worshipping" the precious household article and polishing them to a high shine on the ceremonial cleansing day, is a way of giving thanks for the things that make our lives possible, and reflect the struggle it is for most people to acquire the necessities and a few amenities. We here in the west need to learn to live with less and be very grateful for it, instead of always craving more, more, more of what ends up useless in an overfilled garage... or in a landfill.

The North Coast said...

For sari material- you will be able to find beautiful silk saris and sari material easily if you have an Indian neighborhood in your city or town. If you come to Chicago, come on up north to Devon Avenue in West Rogers Park- there are dozens of stores selling every grade of sari and sari material, in addition to emporiums dealing beautiful Indian jewelry.