People
arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
i am ready
 WORKING LIFE
Harvest Moon
Storm Breaker
Potter
Storm Rider
Baby Bobcat
fly
Gliding on Water
Under One Sky
An old Chinese Lady
The house and the lady, both bedecked to welcome the man of the house
Fairytale Hike
Beautiful momiji leaves color suround the house at Kawaguchiko
Entre Tain et Dornoch, Scotland
Alone on Mt. Tom
Miracle of the hill
Face your fear
Journey to Pike's Peak
Lake Sunrise
Starseeker
Passion Seeker
The border
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The house and the lady, both bedecked to welcome the man of the house

I was on a visit to a santhal village in Purulia, West Bengal, India during the Bandhna festival. Bandhna is one such festival, where house decoration forms an integral part along with other rituals. This makeover of their mud houses is known as ‘Saharay’. In Saharay, the outer walls of the dwells is painted with brilliant colours made out of natural dyes. The tools for the drawings are only the gentle fingers of the ladies of the family.

TAGS: India

photographer avatar
Kolkata, India
Member since 2015
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Sudip Saha.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 10
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2015, 12:48 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO100
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION India