KHAMIR in Kachchhi (language spoken in Kachchh or Kutch area in Gujarat) means "Intrinsic Pride"
KHAMIR also is an acronym for Kachchh Heritage, Arts and Craft, Music, Information and Resources. The Crafts Resource Centre which was set up 10 Km from Bhuj in 2002, in the aftermath of the earthquake which devastated this area is, not surprisingly called, KHAMIR. The craft facility was set up to focus on the long term sustainable development of the region & is involved in revitalizing Kutch handloom weaving as well as other crafts of the region like block printing, tie-dye, lacquer, bell making, silver, and leather work. The Centre works to enable artisans to develop a strong business orientation, source relevant resources, and forge creative partnerships.
KHAMIR has a workshop on campus comprising 6 looms and 3 artisans. The handloom weaving of Kutch is done on four pedal weaves using supplementary and extra weft techniques. The design vocabulary derives from the Sindh district, now part of Pakistan. The craft uses materials like short fibre wool, fine merino wool, thicker counts of cotton, and lately even different kinds of silk yarns. The weaving technique was developed in a way that enabled fabrics to keep the wearer warm in winter and cool in summer. The craft is unique for its ability to weave fine, stylized motifs from coarse yarns like wool.
The manufacturing of orders is transferred to the weaver artisan units associated with KHAMIR. Here one of the hand loom artisans of KHAMIR weaves a sample for an order, weaving patterns from local wool.
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halilguven (417) 2011-02-23 0:54
Son derece başarılı bir kare.
yquem46 (38082) 2011-02-23 1:07
Very delicate and moody shot with a subtle mild light coming to the weaving lady
The young dogs playing with her feet add to the natural, the daily life aspect of the scene
I havent been to KHAMIR but I was very impressed by the talent and the achievements of these people, making handicraft items of all kinds in many of the tribal villages around Bhuj
have a nice day
csabagaba (6554) 2011-02-23 1:52
Effective genre picture, nice contrasts. The images radiate a serenity. Very nice light and shadow games. Good color and light therapy. Like that of the shaded areas are clearly visible.
wolf38 (29804) 2011-02-23 2:15
Hello Angshuman. What a beautiful and tranquil photo. It is more than a portrait or a personal study. Very fine composition. The photo is an artistic masterpiece. TOP! Rgds, Wolfgang.
CLODO (27680) 2011-02-23 2:37
She is still relaxed on her work while the 2 young dogs are playing with her shoes!
Good everyday life picture.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-02-23 3:03
A very pleasant and very soft photograph. One made rather poetic, a true painting.
Cheer for this excellent work.
macondo (18471) 2011-02-23 3:18
Very well timed daily life shot which presents also a good portrait of the lady. The light is superbly captured, and the two dogs add something which reminds me of many 18th century paintings - except most of them were of the aristocracy. Congratulations for this excellent exposure, so beautifully presented.
annjackman (16843) 2011-02-23 4:20
Congratulations on taking this beautiful picture. The light has been handled very well and I like the fact that the handiwork work of the lady is lit. The two dogs playing at her feet gives a very relaxed feel to the image.
Kind Regards, Ann
Ricx (13489) 2011-02-23 4:32
Hi Angshu, beautifully captured- with the lovely light and colourful dress. The puppies are a great feature and add a great touch. you must be very pleased with this image well done Rich
mkamionka (28422) 2011-02-23 5:32
very interesting portrait. The light was very challenging but you made a very good use of it. Playing dogs add so much joy and life here.
Very nice capture,
pierrefonds (53314) 2011-02-23 5:44
The dogs are helping to frame the portrait. You have captured well the action of the woman weaving. The point of view is showing the details an colors of her clothing and of her concentration. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-02-23 6:17
Very nice portrait. Very pleasant to look at. Like her concentration. Nice colors too.
quillo (11850) 2011-02-23 8:43
Hola Angshu ...
I love the light of this photo,
you have played very well with
the beams of the sun on the woman,
the scene is very agreeable
and interesting with the presence of the pups.
Saludos y feliz tarde.
foibles3 (1399) 2011-02-23 9:04
Very well captured! The photo contains all the elements of a perfect image. The lighting is fabulous and the woman's hands adds motion to the shot.
josepmarin (57267) 2011-02-23 9:20
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
a nice daily scene in this capture, in which you show us the activity of this artisan weaving a sample with the local wool, while both adorable puppies play with her feet.
I like the atmosphere created by light and shades on this place.
It is a pleasant and very vital composition.
vasilpro (40687) 2011-02-23 10:14
Wonderful portrait, interesting handwork, beautiful scene, excellent light management, lovely colors, very nice POV, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
pajaran (45522) 2011-02-23 12:13
Vrlo interesantan trenutak ...
Gospodja radi rucni rad dok se mali psi igraju na njenim nogama.
Dobar rad i trenutak snimka, lepe boje i kompozicija.
Svetlo sa prozora dalo je car snimku i naglasili lepe boje njene garderobe.
Sve najbolje, imajte lepo vreme, kod nas i dalje pada sneg.
An interesting moment ...
Mrs. is hand made until the little dogs are playing at her feet.
Good work and the moment shot, beautiful color and composition.
Light from the windows give the car shot and beautiful colors highlighted her wardrobe.
All the best, keep the good weather, we still snowing.
sacimar (25971) 2011-02-23 12:14
lovely image, I like the composition with this woman and the dogs, the light over the woman is interesting, well seen,
dip (22912) 2011-02-23 12:19
a really beautiful photo of the woman and the lovely little dogs,
nice capture of the scene with good light management!
Fis2 (79798) 2011-02-23 12:40
A very interesting scene.
Good vertical frame.
I like light and colors.
adores (32694) 2011-02-23 17:08
This is a really good moment! The light coming from the window, the little dogs at her feet... Such a peaceful scene, that you captured very well!
avene (12675) 2011-02-23 19:49
the light and the playfyl puppies are twho things that make this photo great for me, the serene mood this image create is impossible to resist. I also enjoy the composition which I can only describe as "fluid", the soft curve of the posture looks great. excellent photo, my compliments.
Graal (94162) 2011-02-23 23:10
nice scene and portrait. Good photowork. Fine game of light. Pleasant natural pose of woman during the work. Amazing two dogs. I like it.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (81654) 2011-02-24 1:05
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Très bon moment de la vie quotidienne. Une photographie artistique.
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance générale qui se dégage de cette composition.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-02-24 10:14
Ola Angshuman ,
Belo momento de vida diária com esta mulher a cozer , gostei muito dos dois cães aos seus pés , bom uso da foto na vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kordinator (14829) 2011-02-24 10:55
An excellent informative text about the weavers and the craft in your area.
The photo is of superior quality.
Perfect focus on the portrait of a woman and her work.
Two beautiful little dog around the woman's legs.
You are using light to achieve the perfect color.
Pleasant framed work.
Best regards my friend
ciakgiak (30403) 2011-02-24 14:45
Ciao caro Angshuman,
trovo che sia un ritratto meraviglioso, e non esagero.
La luce sulla donna e l'espressione del suo volto sono emozionanti.
Ma sono davvero deliziosi anche i cagnolini sulle sue gambe.
Complimenti mio carissimo amico.
Longroute (19392) 2011-02-25 1:51
A lovely scene. Both the lady and the dogs are interesting and deserving subjects and I like the fine light which gives a special atmosphere. You framed it well and the expression of the lady is very natural and relaxed. An excellent document and portrait.
Have a nice day,
jaywalker (16095) 2011-02-25 11:59
Hi Angshuman, A great shot of this lady & the two little dogs, the concentration on her face as she works has been picked up wonderfully here, also with the two dogs looking as if they are up to no good the whole picture is excellent, kind regards Wilson.
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2011-02-26 2:18
Hi Namaste my dear Prof. Angshuman
This is another wonderful, marvelous excellent shot.
Not only framework/composition but laso usage of light are professional level. Congratulation on your mastrepiece! Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good Saturday and best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2011-02-26 3:24
Namaskar Angshuman Chatterjee,
It is realy, realy a sweet Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
danos (80957) 2011-02-27 0:37
nice the portrait of the woman that is completed from your informative note about the acronym of KHAMIR.I like this lovely snapshot with the two doggies to play on her feet with the light and the colour management to be superb.Well done.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-02-27 6:50
Cette photo se contemple comme une peinture. J'aime le clair-obscur sur le visage de la femme et sur ses mains au travail. L'ensemble de la scène est très bien rendu.
Waylim (24484) 2011-02-28 23:31
Very nice daily life shot, I like very much the casual atmosphere, the lady sitting there relaxing and just doing the handloom, reminded me of my own childhood, when the women in my town sit together in the hot afternoon, talking and doing handy work like this. the two puppies adds liveliness to the composition. I like her peaceful and calm quality on her face.
holmertz (34647) 2011-03-06 8:17
I don't know whether this should be described as a portrait or a study of human life, but in any case I like this photo very much. The light falls very nicely on parts of the woman's face, body and hands, and there are many fine and colourful details. The puppies playing by her feet also help to give this photo a very pleasant atmosphere.
subhendu_bagchi (24381) 2011-03-07 10:29
excellent capture of the portrait of this lady weaving. The magic here is the side light. It created a dramatic atmosphere. Like the vibrant colours of the frame. Beautiful composition with those pets near her feet. Great shot indeed. Tfs.
emilbo (22112) 2011-03-13 15:59
Très intéressante photo de cette femme absorbée par son travail. Un ami c'est bien, deux c'est mieux. Les deux chiens ajoutent de l'intérêt à la scène. Bel éclairage et superbes couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne semaine,
Didi (53333) 2011-03-19 8:54
Interesting spot of lights on the lady, nice local life description by the scene.
daddo (21468) 2011-05-05 19:05
Greetings Angshu. It so pleasant to look at your work early early in the day- it lifts the soul. This is a fine portrait of a demure lady concentrating on her work while enjoying the warm sun on her face and the cheeky playfulness of the puppies at her feet. The light is delicate like the woman and the colours soft and generous. A warmhearted image of village life where to struggle doesn't necessarily mean that life has no moments of beauty. Namaste. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (53982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Theme(s): Mes favorites (suite) II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-23 0:50