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Silk weaving
2005-03-12 oochappan

Silk weaving


The shot was taken on the country-side where Brahma's practiced still this art of silk sari weaving. Kanchipuram is known for silk saris, I had once there a silk sari of 2000 Euros in my hands, made for weddings.
Although here in Madurai it is still possible to find these artisans too.
Silk-weaving is very labor-intensive and requires a lot of patient and skills for the patterns mostly in golden thread at the borders of saris, 12 meter long.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds full exif

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Kelly Clark Moncure23-Nov-2005 20:35
wow what lovely yellows, what lovely light!