Colourful Textiles

One of the things I love about my city (and, indeed, country) is the abundance of bright colours everywhere. Not for us the muted greys and neutral greens which Europeans favour; when we use cloth, we make it as bright as we can, and make a splash of colour.

Here’s a pushcart, selling towels and other assorted clothes….

Colourful stuff for sale 25jun07

Each of those towels is a textile rainbow! A lovely burst of a myriad hues on a dull, monsoon-cloudy, overcast day….I also love the thin “native” towels rather than the “Turkey” towels which are so difficutl to dry in this weather.

And some of these towels are also used by rural folk as turbans; they make a bright spot, wound around the men’s heads.

1 Comment so far

  1. Radman (unregistered) on July 1st, 2007 @ 12:20 am

    wonderful picture. unfortunately, i noticed as well the trash and dirt surrounding the push cart. trash and debris strewn everywhere and not a blade of grass to be seen.

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