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Functions of Rectangular Cloth on the Streets of Mumbai

by Gopal MS

A rectangular cloth finds many uses in Indian cities. It becomes a woman's sari, a man's dhoti or lungi (sarong) or a turban. It is also used as a bag by local traders, a bright and beautiful carry-bag that plastic will never match. It is also worth mentioning that they are reusable and made from natural material — cotton.

I took these images outside Grant Road Station in Mumbai on a Sunday morning. Here there is a big concentration of street traders carrying cloth bags full of household wares to sell in the local market.

Gopal MS is a photographer who documents street life in Mumbai. He shares his photo-essays at Mumbai Paused.

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