Sharded Thread (5/8)

The process of dyeing the yards and yards of stretched out yarn is probably the most demanding. Coloured dye, organic glue (usually made from rice water) and glass shards are all mixed together as a paste. The bright fuschia colour is ample warning to everyone that handling the material can be potentially dangerous; the glass shards are lethal!

These pair of hands shown here have been hardened through weeks of handling the lethal paste. These people are usually too poor to afford protective gloves or suchlike. Some of them do have rags of old cloth wrapped around their `dyeing` hand to afford some protection, but most of them just live with the cuts and bruises as professional hazards...


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