This week’s travel snap is an old photograph (taken on print film) at Dastkar, a women’s collective just outside the Ranthambore National Park in India. These wonderful ladies were busy making the most delightful clothes, tablecloths, napkins and wall hangings. I was keen to support them and couldn’t resist buying a beautiful green skirt and matching blouse, which was much admired by my fellow travellers.
We were visiting Ranthambore park looking for tigers but sadly all I saw of this illusive creature was a footprint. However, a Katherina Viridulus or ‘dappled green tourist’, as it is more commonly known, could be spotted over the next few days frequenting a nearby hotel’s swimming pool.
I wore my new outfit just the once and it turned me green from head to toe for nearly a week!
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Just came across this pic on your site. For two of the outstanding memories of India is the colour and the smiles – this shot captures both perfectly. Lovely.
Thanks Suzanne. (It’s a favourite of mine.)
Beautiful women and dress colors too, so cheerful!
They were a joy to photograph – I have some more somewhere, I’m just not sure where!
Food is such a big part of traveling. I’ve seriously considered staying in a few places because of how much I fell in love with the food.
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For some of your readers you might have to explain “print film.” 🙂
Back in the olden days, when you could buy 45s and LPs and cameras needed film inside them….. 🙂
What a beautiful picture. I would have been hugely disappointed to not see a tiger but delighted by all that colourful activity. Lol… just the other day I was just talking to a friend of mine at work who orders saris and traditional dress from India, and she said that come the end of the evening, your body tends to be the same colour as the dress! All part of the fun I guess!
I didn’t mind turning green too much but it was annoying that it wouldn’t come off! Hay Ho!
Yes, we were all very disappointed not to see any tigers but we still had a wonderful time in the reserve and Dastkar was great to look round and photograph, so colourful and the ladies were beautiful.
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