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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Earthen Lanterns



These are earthen kandils or lanterns that are used in villages (which still have no electricity) to light up rooms, especially during festivals. I spotted this arrangement in one of the high end restaurants, 'Soul Punjab' in GK-II. It is ironic that something that the poor are forced to resort to in absence of the basic necessity of electricity, affluent use to decorate a high-end grub joint.

It is beautiful, I will give it that.

7 comments:

Jazzy said...

they are beautiful.
have a nice sunday.

nituscorner said...

Lovely picture priyanka....i know what you mean by that and beleive me its no fun sitting around without electricity. i have experienced it first hand when i was posted in the village..... but personally i have a weakness for earthern stuffs .....lamps are one of my favorites after pots....last time i was at a crafts bazar in kolkatta i picked up a few of these lamps .
Good to see you back!!!

Kris said...

I like these a lot.

magiceye said...

good to see you back and you bring brightness with those wonderful lamps!!!!
welcome back!

Prachi Pandey said...

in village its a necessity, in cities its luxury as used 4 decorative purposes. looks beautiful, good capture

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http://exlporeindia.blogspot.com/

अविनाश said...

beautiful capture, wonder how many in Delhi use the kerosene one, its very rare here, i still remember studying in lanterns on my summer trips to my village....

Have a nice time...

Deepak Barua said...

nice pic....

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