Faces of India – 153

A skilled artisan stitching leather pouches in Shanti Niketan, Bolpur, West Bengal. Notice the colorful batik print shirt he is wearing.

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.


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26 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Another wonderful capture in your series, Indrani, and I always look forward to them on Friday evenings! I love his colorful shirt, too!! Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!!

  2. Nice captured.

    ~Have a nice weekend ~

  3. Nice shot and I love the shirt.

  4. A great portraiture, like you I am fascinated by the people one meets when travelling.

  5. Oh! I have always wondered what the machines looked like that leather goods from India are sewn on. Thank you for posting this!

  6. Anna says:

    Beautiful photo, Indra!
    It's hard work what he doing…
    Warm weekend greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

  7. George says:

    This is a wonderful portrait. I, too, like the shirt.

  8. A beautiful bag he's making.

  9. Hilary says:

    A fine shot. I like this series,

  10. A wonderful portrait!

  11. Bibi says:

    Sigh. I have just finished going through my thousands of photos of India to make a birthday book for a friend…so nostalgic.

    I saw so many tailors like yours; in small shops, on the street.

    I like his shirt.

  12. DeniseinVA says:

    A lovely portrait, he has a nice smile and I think his shirt is pleasantly colorful.

  13. Carver says:

    I like this so much. It looks like he was so focused on his work he didn't know you were photographing him. That's a great shirt.

  14. His shirt stole the limelight. Nice pi.

  15. Aditya Jha says:

    The way you capture smallest of the details is remarkable, something to learn as a writer. Great work ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. D.Nambiar says:

    Love that fabric; it'd make a great kurti. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Yet another great click!

  18. He looks like someone from my place… Hehehe… So it is true that there are 7 people with similar faces around the world..:P

  19. Anita says:

    Colorful indeed!
    I love Batik ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. To me it appears that batik prints of Shantiniketan are better than the Indonesian Batik Prints. Some indonesians who were shown the indonesian and then Shantiniketan, all said "later" and thus seconding my opinion. Photography, choice of subject excellent.

  21. Nima Das says:

    It is found only in India -this humble tailor

  22. The first thing which my eyes noticed is the batik shirt! How nice it is!

  23. Bhasvant says:

    In this fast paced world, the rush kills the passion for greater understanding of people and their vocations. And these pictures from your blog, highlights the visible, yet unseen dimensions of India, and they speak beautifully.

  24. A beautiful bag he's making for one of us

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