Faces of India – 272

Faces of India,

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

faces of india 271 guard pagri

Sometimes I take photo to capture the person I met or saw, but sometimes it is their clothing that draws my attention. Like this security guard, his head gear called for a shot. The morning sun was casting the fine shadow of his headgear on his face. The golden threads were shining and each strand seemed distinct. The red and blue stripped frill standing upright just as proud as the man wearing it! Yes, it was a ceremonial occasion, the Republic Day. The security guards were dressed in their neatly pressed uniforms. That headgear is called “pugree”. It is also called “ready to wear turban” and sold in that ready form.

You can read about his colleague here: Faces of India – 251.

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