Sunday, November 18, 2012

Photos: A Thravad Decorated

These photos are outside views of my Tharavad (ancestral home) Thekkanattu Parayil, decorated for a daughter’s betrothal recently. Click on them to enlarge. The cream coloured streamers are tender coconut leaves. The lamp in the last picture is made of banana plant trunk and coconut frond. Half a coconut is kept on top with oil inside and the wick.

My brothers Jacob and Antony run the internationally highly rated Olavipe Home Stay there now.
(Photographs are by Chackochan. Copyright Reserved.)

Addenda: (on 20/11) I missed mentioning that the decorations were done under the supervision of Reji, (A village artist). Five generations of his family have been with us. Also see 


Kamini said...

Beautiful, all the mre so because it is natural.
Congratulations on the betrothal in the family!

Abraham Tharakan said...

Thank you Kamini. It is nice to hear from you after a long time.