Been going to Little India for the last 2 days to do some location shooting for an on going project. The place is full of interesting sights, sounds and smells. And it was also very warm, and I got sunburnt! Its been a busy week! clearing loads of work before we get going on our holiday.
But some how, running up and down Little India didn't really feel like work :)
here are some shots that I'd like to share. :)
This is a shop that sells clay pots for incense burning during prayers.
And flowers shops are a common sight with many along the streets.
Pretty Indian outfits for sale at the market. Look at all that shiny beads and bright colors! :) really pretty.
This uncle at the chappati shop was really friendly and obliging, :) he let us film him going about preparing chappatis.
Bangles! another pretty thing! shiny and colorful. :)
Lots of vegetable shops here too. Nice array of colors from the different variety.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I always thought traditional batik fabrics were lovely, filled up with intricate patterns. Some had animal or plant motifs and others had repeated abstract patterns.
I did get to try batik when i was studying, and it was a challenge dripping the wax out evenly. the tool used to dispense the wax was called a canting, a wooden handled tool with a tiny metal cup with a tiny spout, out of which the wax seeps. mine always clogged up...
So, here's my doodled pen and ink version of batik. :P