Their pan baked yoghurt and wonderfully spiced curries are suffice to testify for their difference in taste. Sounds of the sitar, the majestic animals that become part of their land, their legends and stories, and the display of dance. Nevertheless I LOVE their detail to patterns on intricate pieces of decorative art. Namely THEIR ACCESORIES/JEWELLERY.
Growing up on Saturday TV2 2pm bollywood movies has made that specific impact on my life. The jingle-jangly sounds as actresses flick their wrists running/singing/dancing/rolling across wide open hilly spaces plus the SHEER CHUNKINESS of it all. And the sound of it when the actresses slap someone (or sometimes when they get slapped).. *SLAP* with the "ding ring ding" noise echoing in the background. oooh...
About yesterday I was out with Hann Yong in Midvalley till I saw an Indian Cultural Exhibition going on. One thing flashed by my mind...
PEACOCK feather EARRINGS!
Too bad we didn't quite have time to explore the details yesterday so armed with mo cheddar and my MOMMY we bashed through the crowds this afternoon looking high and low for peacock feather earrings.
Every store (except the one selling a vegetable cutter and the exhibition on the local indian station) took me to a different sort of orgasmic high. OMG...the silk, the incense, the bags, and I hit the peak of my climax when I saw JEWELLERY!
I bought these darling black and white bangles from the people famed for selling bangles back in India. So shiny... I like!
Really funky earrings! So original very unlikely to find in over here.
And somemore other Funky Chunkies!
Still no sign of peacock feather earrings then though. They had peacock rice art/ peacock casings, peacock drawings, peacock pictures, peacock bags but NO peacock feathered earrings! So I enquired info from a merchant.
"Oh no peacock feathers here miss. No one brought from India. Need special permission to bring in to sell."
Aghh errrghh ugggh. My gaiety went down faster than a helicopter that got struck down by nukes.
Nevermind, If India wasn't going to bring Peacock feathered earrings to Malaysia. I'm going to do it. Through lots of scavenging and hunting, I managed to get the feathers and the necessary materials. The first thing I did when I got home.
SNIP, CLICK, LOCK, SNAP, TWIST, PLY.
Terror or not? Tee hee. So if by chance you're loooking what I've been looking for...Look no further.
However I do really recommend visiting the exhibition, Its more than an eye opener. ;)