In Tirupati, India many pilgrims donate their hair to the temple as a fundraiser. Most of the hair is sold to European wig-makers, some does manage to filter locally. This woman sells hair extensions outside the temple to the now bald pilgrims. :-)

Nikon D7000, Nikkor18-200mm


woman, selling, wigs, hair, extensions, outside, temple, tirupati, india, miguel lamiel, street photography, color, tradition, fence


  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Must send my husband along ! Love it!

  • Thanks for liking this ‘Hair for Sale’ capture. I imagine if you’d send your husband, it’d be to sell his hair. :-))

    – lamiel

  • JodieT
    JodieTover 2 years ago

    A very interesting image. I have never seen anything like this before. Great to view and I love the blue tones too.

  • Thanks, Jodie, for liking ‘Hair for Sale’. :-)

    – lamiel

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Looks like a painting. Wonderful image. Strange :)

  • Thank you, Maree. :-)

    – lamiel

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 2 years ago

    Great shot lamiel!

  • Thanks so much, buddy. Glad you like this capture. :-)

    – lamiel

  • rebelsoup2020
    rebelsoup2020over 2 years ago

    great moment of nothing being something. lovely

  • Many thanks for your nice words. :-)

    – lamiel

  • Patrick Monnier
    Patrick Monnierover 2 years ago

    Beautiful subject and beautiful tones. A great image !

  • Thank you, Patrick.

    – lamiel

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 2 years ago

    Really great environmental portrait Miguel….makes for an interesting composition – particularly love her blue dress and the blue pot, Great work!

  • Thanks, Trish. So glad you like this. :-)

    – lamiel

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 2 years ago

    We had a TV program on this not long ago- collected by Indian temples enmasse and ending up in US and Aussi hairpieces. Aparently Indian hair is the best. Great shot of something we don’t usually see.

  • Hi, Ben. I think I saw the same documentary. It was on my mind when I witnessed this scene. Thanks.

    – lamiel

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    JANUARY 25th,

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  • Thanks for this feature, Mary. Always appreciate being featured in Artists Universe. :-)

    – lamiel

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 2 years ago

  • Wow! Thanks a lot. :-) Much appreciated.

    – lamiel

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