1984, Ahmedabad, India
Plate 26, 18x27
This lady was sun-drying cloth in Ahmedabad, as it has been done since the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs. The large Korean and Japanese dyeing plants whisk through this same process at a rate as high as ten yards a minute. In watching the woman in the sunlight, she seemed quite content, unbelievably methodical and with an air of satisfaction that was beautiful to see.
She arranged the rows, as much as possible, to pick up the slight breeze. I would believe that the greatest part of her wage was not the money but the feeling of accomplishment in walking among these very high and long rows of hues and colors, to have the feeling of creation. Monet could do no better or might have done the same.