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Friday, July 3, 2009
Indian Textiles in Assam
While searching the world to bring you all the selvage news, I found this interesting headgear being worn by a man picking tea leaves in Assam, India. (This photo was in a magazine called "Tea," Spring 2009 Issue.) If you take a close look you can see the selvage edge. It reads: "NAKORA SOSO BLOCK PRINTS 394." The middle photo shows a good view of several printed textiles. Aren't they interesting?
The green fabric with the selvage is tied to his tea leaf basket behind him. I think the folded fabrics on his head are there to make it easier to carry the basket. The basket "handle" would slip off his bare head, but the folded fabric cushions the handle. The other workers had solid colored head fabrics, and a smaller pile too. Some had no headgear at all.
A Google search for the words on this selvage revealed no results.