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Setting up the loom
2005-03-18 oochappan

Setting up the loom


I had to cut the master at the side to leave some space on his assistant and the whole setting up of the loom.... :)).

The cotton textile industry ranks on the first place in Tamil Nadu in the unorganized or unregistered manufacturing employment (21%) followed by wood and beverages+tobacco (each 10%). On the unorganized level Tamil Nadu share in all India on textiles is 27%.

Handloom and textiles have a lot of government subsidies that can't be sustained in the future. Laborers have to be retrained to focus on fashion clothing and more export in order to survive.

resource: Tamil Nadu Development Report by the Planning Commission of the Government of India,
I just received this book by post from Delhi for my contribution on the cover.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/15 seconds full exif

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Focus23-Nov-2005 15:34
Outstanding image and nice commentary.........well done.