Monday, September 10, 2007

Rajasthani women

Bright coloured clothing, smooth tanned skin, ornaments in every possible place and an earthy charm ~ these are the images that come to our eyes when we think of rustic rajasthani women. This trip to Jodhpur, ressured that reality is indeed very close to the imagery. Took a lot of photographs of the locals around the Mehrangardh fort, but somehow found myself clicking the females more, no marks for guessing why.
Saw this lady on our way up towards the fort. She was walking down in a group of people. Probably with her in-laws. That explains the pallu that she had covered her face with. But did mange to catch her in my cam the moment she raised her pallu to look around. Loved her bright yellow and orange attire.

As we walked further up and reached the fort, there was a horde of locals sitting there. Spotted this lady on one side. Her flawless complextion and a bright green dress with the white bangles attracted me to take her photograph.

We had gone into one of the local's houses and this graceful woman of the house gladly posed for me on her staircase. Red saree, red bindi, red bangles and compassionate eyes...

Another beauty from around the Mehrangardh fort. She was sitting under a tree with her husband and two kids. She was singing some folk song and her husband was playing some musical instrument along with it. I was impressed by her subtly beauty and sharp features. Also liked the effect that came about with the pallu on her head and a nose stud. This candid photograph of hers remains one of my favourite portraits from the trip.

1 comment:

Dilip said...

Hey Jagruthi

The photo of woman who is trying to just look from the staircase. This photo is so natural and we can really feel it. Please do keep posting more photos and blogs .

Take care