Baby's sari-hammock, the Indian ceiling cradle - Tamil Nadu, India

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UploadedMarch 22, 2012
TakenApril 20, 2011
ModelCanon PowerShot G11
Exposure1/25 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.1 mm

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A Sari can make a great baby hammock: its long enough to be mounted from the ceiling, light and breezy for the mid summer afternoon rest and non expensive. Oh.... and colorful as a Tiffany lamp when the sunlight shoots through it.

... and then there's the swing plus the safety from all insects, rodents or reptiles.

Here, in a village in Tamil Nadu we came for the biggest cross-dresser / Lady-boys festival. It's actually an ancient Hindu event guarded by a local temple god. The many guests staying at the relatives home, we slept outside on a mat by the two cows. A very cozy and heart warming experience, sharing a bed with the rest of the guests.

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