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 I found a puppy seemingly keen on the weaving activity of the hand loom artisans of KHAMIR
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konrado (371) 2011-12-16 1:31
that's a charming scene. Dog is playing around and everybody is happy :) Composition of the picture is really good. Only if the dog would be more visible it wcould be better. However, that's really greate shot!
holmertz (56295) 2011-12-16 2:02
Clearly difficult light but well handled. The contrasts are good and the colours are well preserved. We watch a nice trianguar "drama", or maybe a triangular comedy judging from the smiles. It is also a fine study in traditional craftsmanship and an nformative note.
bayno (18344) 2011-12-16 2:18
Hello Angshuman, Friendly scene, the two seem very amused by the fact of being photographed, beautiful composition and light, I also like the warm tones, have a good day, valter
pierrefonds (68985) 2011-12-16 5:04
You have captured well the smiling expression and the action of the man and of the woman who are using the weaving machine. The dog seem to be observing the action. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-12-16 5:12
Belo momento de vida diária com este artesão a trabalha na rua , muito interessante seus instrumentos de trabalho , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
yquem46 (38752) 2011-12-16 7:40
Excellent daily life scene of the couple working and the the dog approaching
Hum, better keep it away from the threads !
have a nice evening
Will be at Indhira Gandhi airport on Jan 1st on my way to katmandu
bukitgolfb301 (43682) 2011-12-16 15:18
Hi NAMASTE my dear Angshuman
Sorry for my late reaction as always.
Great impressive and tasteful shot again via perfect framework with a light back light! Great combination of wife and husband(maybe) and thier pet. So peaceful at home atmosphere I can perceive. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday,
Takero from sunny but cold Tokyo.
ChrisJ (116676) 2011-12-17 1:21
A good daily life scene recording the interaction between the inquisitive pup & the worldly handloom man in the middle, and the onlooking weaver at right. Good sharpness, colour & framing. Merry Christmas!
mkamionka (39213) 2011-12-17 8:20
very attractive street scene. There is plenty of light here, plus the presence of the puppy and smiles on faces of people introduce a nice happy atmosphere.
I like the play of the light and shadow in the foreground.
I really like it very much.
Graal (103036) 2011-12-18 23:17
nice scene and smiles of "actors" in this image. An interesting informations about Khamir. A dog created the mood of fun during work.
Have a nice day.
cavli (1876) 2011-12-19 1:39
very nice of a daily life picture. thaks for the usefull note. tfs
Nicou (146956) 2011-12-19 2:39
merveilleus eiamge et compo superbe scène de rue avec le chien et ce travailleur, quel contraste, quel captage, grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (63556) 2011-12-19 3:53
Kod nas je podne, 13,00. sati.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i starom zanatu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka radnika sa osmehom na licu, lepa fotografija.
Lep pogled na stari lat, dobar rad i kompozicija.
Stari zanati kod nas polako izumiru, nema ucenika koji ce nauciti zanat i sacuvati tradiciju.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
With us is noon, 13.00. hours.
Very interesting and good article on the site and the old craft ...
Good recording time workers with a smile, beautiful images.
Nice view of old tools, hard work and composition.
Old crafts are dying out here, no student will learn to craft and preserve tradition.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-12-19 4:10
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
a good daily scene in this capture. This weaver artisan caught-well at his work, with the puppy that seems to be very interested in the objects in the ground.
The whole image have a magnificent effect created by the light and the shades, perfectly managed in this composition.
The ensemble is very attractive at sight, and has a great vitality.
A beautiful work.
Fis2 (102510) 2011-12-19 4:54
Good reportorial photo.
I like this dailly life shot.
I like frame and light.
vasilpro (41647) 2011-12-19 14:09
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful scene, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
delpeoples (59192) 2011-12-19 22:17
Namaskar dear Anghsu
Like the people in this photo, your shot, makes me smile too. What a sweet daily life scene. The joy this puppy brings out of such simple acts is palpable. Wonderful capture also of the artistry and traditional skills of these two people. Excellent management of the uneven light, maintaining superb colours and sharpness. Congratulations and thanks for making me smile.
kordinator (21303) 2011-12-21 22:05
Good captured time workers with a smile, beautiful images.
Nice view of old tools, hard work and composition.
Dog is playing around and everybody is happy :) Composition of the picture is really good.
everlasting (15238) 2011-12-22 3:59
All smiles for this daily life scene, nice colour tones and nicely composed using the triangle.
nikkitta (17066) 2011-12-22 18:19
Very nice daily live scene, great management of colors playing with light and shadows
From far what I like the more are the smiling people, is about a joke you said ?
Interesting and instructive note
Greetings and tfs
Only may I said that the dog is not very well placed?
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-23 4:52
A nice jolly shot. Like the way these 2 are having fun with the dog being there doing its share. Lovely smiles on both of them. Nice daily life shot with colors and sharpness.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-01-18 8:43
Hello Dear Angshuman-san,
An image full of big smiles!!! That is what makes this image an instant success. The dog is facing away from us but somehow I think that he too is smiling in his own way. Big shadows are another element, which helps to dramatise the photo. Low POV is very effective. But again I insist “the big smile” is the dominating aspect of this image, very nice !!!
With my very best wishes,
Have a lovely week, Angshuman-san
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-20
- Categories: Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-16 1:25