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.
The strong side light was challenging, but I wanted to explore it. Your opinion in this matter would be highly appreciated! Thank you in advance
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danos (103056) 2013-04-15 1:37
nice the snapshot with the native woman to hand loom artisan to weave this colourful knitting.I like the light and the colour mamangement of the image.
pierrefonds (71037) 2013-04-15 4:25
The blurred background is giving depth to the composition. You have capture well the action of the woman which is weaving. The surrounding light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (88141) 2013-04-15 4:49
J'aime beaucoup la construction de ce très beau portrait de la dame au travail. J'aime la lumière qui en diagonale illumine sa joue et son bras. J'aime aussi la belle profondeur de champs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-15 9:14
What a fine shot to accompany your very good note Angshu. It is great to read about and to see something good coming out of tragic circumstances and also to see the continuation of traditional crafts. I like the side light here, perhaps a little harsh but adding to the natural look of the location. Warm regards Rosemary
holmertz (59006) 2013-04-15 11:38
Before I saw you mentioning the side light I thought shooting this must have been a difficult task. Considering the extreme contrasts of light on the woman this must be as good as it could get. Getting a good exposure on both sides of her wasn't easy, but I am impressed by the clarity and reasonably good contrast of her shaded parts. Besides, there is a lovely glow of the striped cloth she is working on.
tatadalou (7459) 2013-04-15 14:32
I think that this is the side light that gives full force to this photo. The composition is carefully studied, the positioning of this woman, her work environment revealed in a slight blur.
The light is remarkably managed.
dkmurphys (64467) 2013-04-15 22:23
Lovely capture of the everyday moment. I like the unbelievable sunlight over her and the mysterious mood around the woman. Well taken.
Nicou (150892) 2013-04-16 1:13
quel portrait intime de cette dame qui fait de la couture sueprbe cet éclairage, ce rendu ces tons et couleurs.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (65664) 2013-04-16 2:38
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na gospodju i tkaninu u njenim rukama ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazana gospodja koja radi.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the lady and the cloth in her hands ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nice lady who works shown.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
jhm (159863) 2013-04-16 2:45
Not easy picture for take, but wonderful done.
You play wonderful with light and shadows also on the face of these lady.
Wonderful composition, lovely presentation, TFS.
CLODO (35710) 2013-04-16 8:43
Good backlighted portait of a woman at work, not taking you into account and focused on her work.
Fis2 (106222) 2013-04-16 9:08
I like light and composition.
Graal (103038) 2013-04-16 9:16
very nice portrait well done. I like the composition, light and natural pose of woman by work. Interesting note.
Have a nice evening.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-04-16 9:41
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
you have solved the challenge of the strong side light, with a clever control of the exposure, keeping a high image quality and a great sharpness.
I like the soft colors and the special atmosphere of this workshop, and the concentrated attitude of this crafts weaver. You have explored efficiently this difficult lighting conditions.
A nice composition.
mohammad_H (10072) 2013-04-16 11:28
One of the best properties in India, in keeping with tradition and its principle is still stable, the late leader Mahatma Gandhi in thought and principles are
Very nice portrait with a comprehensive content
Urs (14082) 2013-04-16 17:59
Whar a beautiful shot with available light. Nothing is overexposed or blown out, very good light management with vibrant colour hues. Well done.
The recovery of all my function of the left wrist as the doctor said, will take some more months. Still there is a stiffness and the fingers are swollen, but it is improving slowly
papagolf21 (109124) 2013-04-17 11:49
Bonsoir, cher ami Angshu,
Un magnifique portrait bénéficiant d'une superbe lumière, le résultat est superbe.
Excellente gestion de la lumière et sujet fort intéressant.
ChrisJ (117699) 2013-04-20 11:49
Good use of a shallow dof to isolate and emphasise the fg woman at right. Excellent sharpness and vibrant color with good saturation. I like the side and backlight which enhances the graphism. Well composed with good shadow detail. Tfs!
maloutim (9639) 2013-04-20 17:43
What a lovely portrait of this lady hard at work, but with such a pleasant look on her face. She really seems to love her work and is keen to do it well. I find the light perfect as if there was a spotlight on her to enhance the lady-at-work. Superb capture of the lady well situated on the right, against a blurred background.
Thanks for that beautiful post.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-04-20 21:53
Hello Angshuman. A beautiful photo. Light and colors are top class. Instructive text. Overall a masterful shot.
mesutilgim (97474) 2013-04-20 23:42
Strong side light makes this capture a topclass work.
Very good pov and layout, perfect sharpness and many interesting notes.
Good TE job !
TFS and have a nice weekend
adores (46361) 2013-04-22 15:12
That's a really interesting region! Somehow, the light makes the scene more magical. I like the way you captured the woman working - a so common scene in the Kutch. And they make wondeful works there!
Waylim (25436) 2013-04-23 14:47
Beautiful photo. I love her concentration on her handy work. Very difficult lighting but you did a great job, very artistic composition with the side and backlight illuminted and give her that glow on the edges. A very beautiful daily life image and good quality photo as always.
abmdsudi (57606) 2013-04-25 7:38
You have captured the drama in the wonderful side warm light and moment with more subtle feeling and gentle touch to the woman. It is a calming image in my opinion and I love the peachy colours, clarity and the atmosphere and credit to you on how you have engaged with the given scene. This is a delightful environmental portrait superbly taken, TFS
yquem46 (38752) 2013-04-26 12:02
One that I missed while away to Vietnam
Good portrait with natural attitude in low available natural light
A moody shot within the intimacy of the woman
have a nice WE, best regards
jusninasirun (17527) 2013-04-27 19:50
This photo is so beautiful. The diagonal light is perfectly showered on this lady with colorful loom and deep concentration with her work. Well crafted image in beautiful DoF and exposure control.
Thanks and kind regards.
Didi (60590) 2013-05-26 11:50
Very nice scene with interesting backlights
Very good frame quality
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-06-07 4:54
Heil, podoba mi siê ca³a oprawa tego zdjêcia, ³adny napis, i ujêcie. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-15 1:11