Thursday, April 15, 2010

For sale, Mithi bazaar

Salesman, Mithi
Originally uploaded by Ameer Hamza
Visiting Mithi is a great experience for anyone remotely interested in desert life or a bazaar which stretches into history. Well, some the construction is pre-partition, something which features randomly across much of Pakistan but is fast going down due to mushrooming mega projects.

I went to Mithi Desert rally and stumbled in a shop which was just a jumbled collection of collectibles collected from poor, dying, starving women. Well, that's what the Hindu Banya salesman told me there. And being banyas they are wonderful salespeople. Polite and very understanding, they can sell you anything. And they sold me this extraordinary piece of history for I don't know what amount. It shall always remain in my possession INSHALLAH until, off course, I decide to sell it for thousands of US Dollars!


~LeO said...

What is it? It looks like the embroidery on Thar women's kamiz.

Ameer Hamza said...

Yes, indeed it is a Thari woman dress stitched some 40 years back. Was the last item at that shop and I bought it straight away. It is a remarkable piece and I simply adore it.