"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Preparing Of Unleavened Bread




Picture taken in Palace Road, Fort Cochin

4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    I wish I could sit and work like that. I wonder how many hours those women spend making bread every day?

    April 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    • I was using a degree of poetic licence: they are in fact making poppadoms. But they always seem to be working there in Palace Road, providing a service to the local Brahmin community: a real cottage industry.

      And interestingly, the women were quite happy for me to photograph them. Until this week, I had always assumed they would feel uncomfortable if I took some snaps!

      April 7, 2012 at 6:52 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    I would have assumed the same thing, thus proving that one should never assume anything. (Except the occasional air of authority).

    April 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    • The air of authority is something I have learnt to assume with consummate ease, but little validity!

      April 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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