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Thottil (Cradle)...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 27 February 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Here we go, my customary questions(Sorry Sunder!) Are the ropes there to keep mosqito netting away from the cot, or is it in fact suspended from the ceiling? Anyway, what a great shot, love the texture in the wood, and that cot looks as though it would last for many generations

27 Feb 2011 7:45am

@CElliottUK: Here, the ropes are used to suspend the cradle from the ceiling.. However more commonly iron chains are used for this instance, the iron chains were removed to de-rust and oil them well. You can just about see the rusty iron rings on the cradle to whihc the ropes are tied..... And of course, these are passed down generations....

thami from Morocco

Cela ressemble à s'y méprendre à une balançoire! J'aime bien le jeu des lignes (avec les cordes) et l'encadrement de l'ouverture nichée dans le mur!
Bon dimanche lumineux et chaleureux!

27 Feb 2011 8:06am

arneet from delhi, India

nice shot.

27 Feb 2011 8:23am

marci from in, Morocco

lovely carvings on this~

27 Feb 2011 8:34am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful find..nice shot.

27 Feb 2011 9:00am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! How very interesting. What beautiful woodwork

27 Feb 2011 9:04am

fereshteh from Iran

Lovely shot.

27 Feb 2011 10:00am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice and interesting shot

27 Feb 2011 10:27am

SOUL AFLAME from United Kingdom

Is the cradle suspended to provide motion? Almost an optical illusion here. Most interesting.

27 Feb 2011 11:04am

@SOUL AFLAME: Yes, thats right.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks a loving place to be . .

27 Feb 2011 12:09pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Interesting composition! So much to see in the frame and great angle you get here to show us the cradle.

27 Feb 2011 12:33pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

very encient craddle...:) but beautiful wood !!

27 Feb 2011 3:28pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful piece of artwork on this!

27 Feb 2011 5:45pm

mhelene from France

A superb composition ! Beautiful !

27 Feb 2011 6:07pm

tataray from france, France

Belles sculptures.))
Originale prise.

27 Feb 2011 6:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Superb craftmanship is evident in this beautiful cradle Sunder! A treasured heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation! Nicely captured! ;-)

27 Feb 2011 8:23pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sunder
An interesting cradle including beautiful wood carvings. A valuable piece. I like your picture. Have a nice time and all the best. Dear greetings Christel

27 Feb 2011 8:44pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Interesting cradle..and such exquisite detail. Nice image!

27 Feb 2011 10:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like this idea of a rocking cradle. The intricate woodworking is quite beautiful as is the photo.

28 Feb 2011 1:25am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Interesting and it reflects a culture with those beautiful carvings.

28 Feb 2011 3:43am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

What a beautifully ornate cradle!

28 Feb 2011 3:51am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Such beautifully carved wood.

28 Feb 2011 5:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great capture.

1 Mar 2011 3:53am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

very interesting and nice wood design cradle...thanks for showing this, Sunder.

2 Mar 2011 11:42am