Digging dip into my archives for this and taken with my D70 in jpeg no RAW to redo, but here it is.
The family make traditional paper parasols, an art that is being lost as cheap nylon umbrellas are gaining favour.
The traditional parasol is made from Tin-wah bamboo and oiled Mulberry paper. The raw materials are locally produced. The bamboo is soaked for some time in foul water, to prevent it from the danger of insects later. The paper is coated with oil to help repel both sunshine and rain. The head and sliding hub of the parasol are made of teak, manufactured by using a simple turning lathe. The other important parts the framework are, the cover or leave, the rib, the trigger, the handle and the shaft. The measurements of each part have to be so accurate. Putting the covering (leaves) on the frame is the most difficult, to be mastered only after about three years' experience. This is performed by the father, the intricate work of folding was done by the mother, while the daughter makes the crown.
One of these images where simply everything is in the right spot and light. I love how the umbrellas are "turned" into the different directions, the discreet nealy a little worn-out orange color that is also found in her shirt, the shine in that mat she sits on - it all gives a wonderful balance. This is all family business, how nice. Who knows, meanwhile there is a new generation that makes the same.
Wow, good images never age, very beautiful indeed. The good old D70, I had one too before I switched directly to the D300 making a big step in these days.
Everlasting (2017/12/07 11:28:36): a very big step :) I've continued slowly, D90 en now D7100................................
Une autre magnifique scène de la vie quotidienne. la lumière sur les ombrelles est superbe de douceur et délicatesse. La concodance des couleurs est très harmonieuses, entre les ombrelles et les habits de la dame.