In Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu we spend some time walking around the town and visiting people in their homes.
Silk Dying and Weaving
We visited a place where they made weaved silk scarves or stoles. They showed us how they first dye the scarves in hot water over fire. Then they demonstrated how they weave beautiful intricate and detailed patterns into each scarf and stole.
Since I had been in India I’ve been so focused on capturing all the city scenes and amazing sights. Each city I went to I stayed with an Indian family in the evening. They were always very generous and welcoming. They made such delicious food and I ate with my right hand. I realized I hadn’t captured what it was like inside of the homes I was stying in. All the homes had shrines and religious symbols all over them. They were a hybrid of comfort and old fashion. They also all have sinks located right by the dinner table, restaurants have this too, to make sure people clean immediately before and after eating.
Trip To India Posts
1. India – Arriving In A Mysterious New Place
2. Hosur, India – My First True Taste of India
3. Bengaluru, India – The City of Technology and Religion
4. Salem, India – From Daily Life to the Pongal Festival
5. Coimbatore, India – Small City with Exotic Food
6. Yercaud, India – Getting Some Time With Nature
7. Namakkal, India – All Day Long Celebrations
8. Thanjavur, India – The City of Temples
9. Mayiladuthurai, Tharangambadi, and Poompuhar, India – First View of the Coast
10. Kumbakonam, India – Home Life and Fine Silk
11. Karaikal, India – Meeting Tsunami Survivor K. Pasupathi
12. Velankanni, India – A Small Beach Town With A Famous Basilica
13. Nagapattinam, India – Beautiful Orphans And A Ring of Fire
14. Chidambaram, India – A Small Town With A Long History
15. Puducherry, India – Marriage, Zen, Art, And A Beach
16. Auroville & Mahabalipuram, India – A Golden Dome and Krishna’s Butterball
17. New Delhi & Agra, India – Seats Of Power And Poverty
18. The Taj Mahal