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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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mysore, karnataka, india, south india, wall, sari, saree, shari, saddhi, sire, sadi, kapad, cire, putavai, cira, wash, washing, laundry, wash day, clothes line, line, plastic, lid, underwear, plaster, corrugated iron, iron, door, brown, pink, rust

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Comments

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingover 2 years ago

    What a great picture. :)

  • Thank you for your great comment, Julie! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 2 years ago

    Love the grey and the pink together. And the underwear on the line match the main colors! Great lines & shadows.

  • It was indeed as if the person who put the laundry there arranged it by color (subconsciously?) – it struck me too how the underwear neatly repeated the main color scheme. And then I noticed that plastic lid… It was all there, carefully arranged, leading lines and all – just waiting for me to find it. :)
     
    Thanks for your lovely comment and the fave, Ethna!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Clo Sed
    Clo Sedover 2 years ago

    colors of life
    life and colors
    just great

  • Many thanks for your poetic comment and the fave, Magali!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the Life in the City, Suburbs, or Bush group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much, Francis! Much appreciated. :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • LouJay
    LouJayabout 2 years ago


    29th April, 2012
    Great shot Marjolein! Love the pink repeated in the lid echoing the pink of the Sari!

  • I’d seen so many saris.. it actually was that plastic lid that drew my attention! Thank you very much for the feature, Lou!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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