There are many different "homes/buildings" where the work was done. The first place showed a man sitting on the floor, working with a hammer and hole punch, almost like the old computer programming cards. These helped the weavers control the colour threads on the loom. They had to know the patterns and multi-task.
The noise was horrendous and as always there was garbage and cow pies everywhere, even in front of the main "showroom." It was interesting to see the whole process, then we were shown lots of beautiful silk bedspreads, shawls, etc., in various grades of silk. The best was taffeta and one beautiful one was very tempting but it was had to justify spending +$300 USD PLUS 850 rupees for shipping and handling.
Back at the hotel some of our crew went to a Bollywood movie (a drama). We opted to stay in the room and sleep! It was another great day, and we are winding down to the end of the first Northern leg of our India Encompassed trip.
Walk to the Silk Showroom
BACK TO THE HOTEL
Through packed streets and alleys
Rest ~ Shower ~ Packing
Check-out for flight to Delhi
MORNING RITUALS ON GANGES GHATS
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