Faces of India – 154

A Baluchari silk sari weaver, from Bishnupur, West Bengal. The room was quite dimly lit, I was wondering how the weaver worked in such low light. The electricity charges are high he said.

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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22 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    That's a hard environment to work in, but then we're very spoiled in this country as to working conditions. Another terrific capture in your series, Indrani. Thank you for sharing!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    i am sorry if his eyesight suffers.

  3. Cloudia says:

    You tell so much with this series

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

  4. Ajay Kumar says:

    I heard about the silk sarees,All are really wonderful.

  5. Hard working and industrious – see the intense concentration !

  6. Bibi says:

    He'll ruin his eyes in the long run; a shame. But the lighting here is beautiful….

  7. Carver says:

    Great capture. I know it must be hard work in those conditions.

  8. George says:

    I really like the intense concentration you've captured on his face.

  9. Hilary says:

    It must be fascinating to watch him work.. even in the under lit room

  10. Do you have a video of how they weave the silk? Or is it available anywhere? I would love to see it. They put so much of hardwork behind a beautiful finished product. Great pic!

  11. Seeing his tough life I feel that we are all very ungrateful for the things that we have. An hours power-cut and we people crib and then there are those who have such a tough time keeping bills low and payable.

  12. Seeta says:

    Oh this is a good subject for a series.. if you happen to get a chance do visit Kanchipuram, its about 4-5 hours from B'lore… you will get to see quite a fewweaving cooperatives .. these weavers even work individually and sell Saris right at their door step.

  13. Hi Indrani,
    The series Faces of India is truly an exciting journey and the posts help everyone of us to see something new about our beautiful country. Thanks for sharing these beautiful faces of India.

  14. the story of half of the indians .. high electricity price .. !

  15. aamjunta says:

    wish we could really uplift such lives…

  16. Anita says:

    His face resembles a person I know 🙂
    Nice pic, Indrani!

  17. Common Indian has so much patience…sometimes..It's a boon and curse too.:)

  18. Thanks for the comments friends.
    CHC sorry I don't have the video of weaving.
    Seeta, this series has a face from Kanchipuram, FOI – 76

  19. Rachna says:

    Makes one so sad to see the conditions in which our artisans work. Great click!

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