Photo of the Week: Saris Drying in the Indian Sun

Omkareshwar, India

On a morning boat ride around the Indian island of Omkareshwar, we watched the women laying out their freshly washed saris, placing them carefully on the steps leading down to the water’s edge.

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7 Responses to Photo of the Week: Saris Drying in the Indian Sun

  1. Nomadic Translator October 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    what a gorgeous picture! What do they use those loooong saris for? Do you happen know?

    – Maria Alexandra

    • Nomadic Translator October 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      wait…so they wrap their bodies with just one piece of clothing? I thought their saris were at least two-piece outfits. Wow!

      • Flora October 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

        Yep – a piece of sari fabric is actually about 6 metres long and it wraps around the body three or four times! Then there’s two more pieces of the same material stitched into an underskirt and into a blouse which the woman wears underneath.

  2. Megan October 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    those colors are insane! gorgeous photo!

  3. Julika October 23, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Breathtaking colors! This is exactly what India looks like in my dreams! :)

  4. Flora October 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Thanks! India is definitely pretty dreamlike..!

  5. Victoria | Bridges and Balloons October 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Gorgeous photo Flora!

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