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A stall selling lamp-shades & wall-hangings of animals & Gods. The stalls at the Mela were simple thatch-roofs erected on wooden pillars. No trees were cut for making these stalls. Timber is stored and re-used every year by the authorities. The thatched roof is made from dried and fallen leaves of the coconut or palm tree.

These are authentic designs being sold here by the people who make them. Since these craftsmen came from Andhra Pradesh where the most commonly spoken language is Telugu, I thought that these people might be having troubles communicating with customers in North India who do not understand Telugu or any other South Indian language, but I was amazed to find these guys speaking manageable Hindi. And most of the conversation at the stalls - well it was what you would hear very commonly all accross India - bargain over prices!!!

Animal Planet

A stall selling lamp-shades & wall-hangings of animals & Gods. The stalls at the Mela were simple thatch-roofs erected on wooden pillars. No trees were cut for making these stalls. Timber is stored and re-used every year by the authorities. The thatched roof is made from dried and fallen leaves of the coconut or palm tree.

These are authentic designs being sold here by the people who make them. Since these craftsmen came from Andhra Pradesh where the most commonly spoken language is Telugu, I thought that these people might be having troubles communicating with customers in North India who do not understand Telugu or any other South Indian language, but I was amazed to find these guys speaking manageable Hindi. And most of the conversation at the stalls - well it was what you would hear very commonly all accross India - bargain over prices!!!

comments (3)

  • dotun
  • 22 Feb 2007, 04:17
very colorful..I like
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Feb 2007, 12:57
I continue to be astounded by how colorful India is, Thomas. These are incredible pieces of art!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie smile
  • Mia
  • 26 Feb 2007, 18:56
This shot reminds me of the melas we used to go to when I was living in India smile It really brings back memories! Thanks for sharing
Thomas Mathew: Thanx for visiting Mia. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of my Mela series smile

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