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Till the last drop ...
*2005-03-18 oochappan

Till the last drop ...


I'm not a specialist on textiles but here they were bleaching and washing the spun cotton strings before dying them.

This man tried to get the last drop of water out of the strings after they were rinsed with clear water to get the chemicals from bleaching out.

All those companies are in the poor area of Sellur just across the Vangai river, the place where the real Ochappan lives with his family.
Mostly they make towels here and companies are modernising with automatic machines, second handed from the West, making a lot of dust and noise.

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Robert Socha23-Nov-2005 19:12
an incredible image of an artisan at work. Fantastic.
Kelly Clark Moncure26-Oct-2005 23:00
I really appreciate your photos and commentary on them, gives me a chance to see another part of the world and understand it...
Francisco Villegas26-Oct-2005 14:22
Great documentary picture about a style of live... thanks for the story.
Jola Dziubinska26-Oct-2005 13:22
Excellent capture, with character and great colors palette.