Pink sari and a pink plastic lid

Marjolein Katsma

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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A freshly plastered wall with a not so fresh corrugated iron door in it; a power cable trowing a sharp shadow, and a clothes line with a simple but lovely bright pink saree and some underwear put out to dry. All together an every-day scene in South India that I might have walked past – what drew my eye was the pink plastic lid, neatly echoing the color of the sari: what was it doing there? I thought maybe to hold a piece of soap, but there was actually some sand in it… A little riddle.

The sari looks like it has an embroidered border but it’s really a print made to look like that, and the fabric is cheap synthetic – not very comfortable when it’s hot – but it looks lovely anyway.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
 

 


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