Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cotton works

In this post, I will try to explain cotton related items my mom does during festive season. We call it "Vastra", translated as clothing, which is offered to God during pooja. Next week we have Lord Ganesha and Godess Gowri pooja, which is very big festival all over India.

Step 1 - Loosen the cotton:

Raw Cotton contains lot of seeds and it will not be as feathery as shown below. It will be very dense. First step is to pull layers of cotton make it less dense.


You can see dense cotton and loosen cotton (on the plate) here ->


Step 2 - Creation of Threads

Above raw is converted as threads as shown below using hands and milk

Step 3 - Different Kinds

Different designs of threads are created using milk. Some of them will have bulb and flat as shown below.



Step 4 - Colorful decoration

Using Kumkum, the Vastra is decorated

Step 5 - All kinds


The round shaped flat structured vastra is specially made of "Ganapathi" and the bulb-flat design is offered to Godess Gowri.

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shilpz said...

heyy awesme 1 suni!! :)

Sri said...

Amazing pictures...great camera makes most things interesting :)

Manasa said...

making of hoobatti.. my mom makes it every evening :)

Karthik said...

@Manasa: Yaaa hoo batti. She also does.. I think in our generation, all those things might not be there..

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