One of my dreams is to visit India during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that celebrates the beginning of Spring. In this celebration, everyone comes out to the streets to shower each other with vibrantly colored powders. Some great photos and a video of the event are here.
But I haven’t had the opportunity to make it to India just yet. Some day…
Nevertheless, I can’t say my travels have been lacking for color. The markets in Latin America, especially this one in Pisac, Peru are full of inspiration for people who love bright colors. This vendor was selling watercolor paints made from natural plant and mineral extracts that instantly reminded me of Holi.
Foto Friday is a series where I go back through my archives to share photos that I love either because I think they are beautiful or they have an interesting story. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Gerard ~ GQ trippin says
Thanks for including our post! We’re in Peru right now and can say kids here have some of the most colorful clothing anywhere!
Cassie Kifer says
No problem, thanks for sharing! It’s a great video, despite Kieu’s unfortunate experience (but it looked like she took it in stride!)
I lived in Cusco for nearly a year and I was fascinated by the coloring technique that the local women use. What a beautiful tradition! I even signed up for a lovely hands on experience and witnessed how they were coloring the wool using only natural plans. I think the colors exhibited in your pictures are made using a similar way, simply beautiful!