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The cotton loom
2005-01-21 oochappan

The cotton loom


In this area mostly towels are made on this old looms, only slowly some factories are changing to more automatic machines, easy to spot, as you walk by, it makes a hell of a lot more noise.

Some factories are not so keen on visitors taking photos so you better ask the permission first.

With one hand she pulls with the robe the shuttle through the frame of threads and with the other hand she pulls the cam to tighten up the threads of a new towel. The sound of these old looms is a lot like the sound of the stone carvers in Mamallapuram, a kind of music going on the whole day.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds full exif

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