Sharded Thread (2/8)

White yarn must first be carefully stretched out, each strand carefully spaced away from the other, so that the dyeing is even and fast. Makeshift wooden posts, stuck into the dusty roadside, serve as cheap and efficient fixtures on which to stretch the yarn. Metal pipes, rods, anything long and tubular tied or nailed onto the posts serve as holdfasts so that the yarn doesn`t slip or sag during dyeing.

The gnarled wood adorned with bright coloured powder dye; the worn-smoothnes of the pipes; the twisted wires; the stark white yarn and the well worked hands of the person plying the yarn makes for an interesting combination of textures..!


Nikon F75, 28-110mm
Fuji 100 ISO
2005, Ahmedabad, India