"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)


My dining room curtains were not fit for purpose.
They were intended for neither the room nor the house in which they hang.

Last week the drapes were formally retired, along with their ugly metal supporting rail.
Yesterday my carpenter fitted a new wooden curtain pole.

Today we hired an auto-rickshaw, braved the monsoon, and hit the mainland in search of textiles.

My upholsterer hopes to have the new curtains in place by Monday..

Pictures taken in the fabrics department of Kalyan Silks, one of Cochin’s biggest textile stores.



2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    What a lot of choice you had. We have several Indian fabric shops here and I love to spend time in them, the colours are so vibrant.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    • Sometimes I can find the choice almost overwhelming.. The colours are always glorious.

      September 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

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