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Jock Montgomery  I’m a professional photographer shooting commercial & editorial jobs. I lead bespoke photo & adventure travel tours: compassroseexpeditions.com

Students practicing classical Indian music on #chenda drums at the #Kalamandalam university of music and dance #Thrissur, southern India. Amongst other things this important school teaches the three major classical performing arts of southern India #Kathakali, #Kudiyattam and #Mohiniyattam, (which come specifically from the state of Kerala). #chendadrum #chenda #silkroadindia2017 #compassroseexpeditions #blackandwhite #india #followme #everydayasia #everydayindia #nikon

An old wooden barge filled with gunny sacks of rice plies one of the countless canals at dusk, Kerala Backwaters, southern India. #gunnysacks #rice #barge #canal #poling #alleppey #backwaters #kerala #keralabackwaters #alappuzha #alleppeybackwaters #silkroadindia2017 #compassroseexpeditions #india #followme #everydayasia #everydayindia #nikon

Harvested and flooded rice fields is a great place to take your ducks out for a meal. Herding ducks somewhere among the endless #backwaters of kerala, near #alleppey, southern India. #kerala #keralabackwaters #alappuzha #alleppeybackwaters #silkroadindia2017 #compassroseexpeditions #ducks #india #followme #everydayasia #everydayindia #nikon

"Coir," refers coconut hush and it's uses. Thick fiberous threads are spun on massive looms which output for #gunnysacks a variety of #bags, #doormatts and the like. #Thangi village, Kerala, southern India. #silkroadindia2017 #compassroseexpeditions #coir #weaving #kerala #india #followme #everydayasia #everydayindia #nikon #compassroseexpeditions

Men and women weave silk saris in Kailasanathan, Maduari, which is the center for weaving in southern India. Here about 20,000 families are engaged in silk weaving as an at home cottage industry. Prior to 2008 there were more than 50,000 families involved in weaving, and this alarming decline is due mainly to automation. #silkroadindia2017 #compassroseexpeditions #silkroadindia2017 #silk #silkweaving #weaving #tamilnadu #india #followme #everydayasia #everydayindia #nikon

Every morning villagers in the fishing village of #Kokilamedu wash the colorful alleyways in front of their homes. #silkroadindia2017 and #compassroseexpeditions #fishingvillage #reflection #Mahabalipuram. #tamilnadu #india #followme #everydayasia #everydayindia #streetphotography #nikon

Unlike other parts of Asia, markets in India are very much the domain of men. Here wholesalers wait for their customers at the #morning #flowermarket, #mattutavani #madurai

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