First, an idea of the city and the attention paid to cleanliness-
I didn’t take the early morning trip. I just really didn’t have a whole lot of interest in more religious ceremonies, packed in crowds or descriptions of how holy it is to burn bodies along the Ganges and then dump in the remains…..
But I did go see the local Brocade weaving establishment. There are only a few looms here, the rest being scattered in the area located in the homes of the piece workers. Yep. The oldest are the hand draws, the more modern, punch card Jacquards. For those who don’t remember, brocade is a supplemental weft weave on a basic weave background. In the case of all the fancy brocades, knitters can think more of Intarsia with each small segment laid in independently.
The Looms and the weaving-
I won’t bother you with pictures of the local mall (nothing special and these folks just love their incense)
the evening featured a hosted farewell dinner and a concert by a tabula nephew and his sitar playing uncle.
they were good enough that I have the CD….