16-21 january 2011, another post

silk weaver this is another photo from varanasi. it was monday morning, and my auto-rickshaw driver offered to take me on a tour of the muslim quarter where approximately 20,000 silk workers live and work. he dropped me with one of the local residents who naturally turned out to own a shop that sold silk cloth; after showing me some of the workrooms (where the men had to work by natural light as the power goes out in the mornings), he tried to sell me scarves and saree material.  my driver then offered to take me on a tour of…