Photos: Kumbakonam, India – Home Life and Fine Silk

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 a fire. Then they demonstrated how they weave beautiful intricate and detailed patterns into each scarf and stole.

At Home

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 staying 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.

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