Pick of Pics: Delhi

Friday, February 5, 2010

This is a typical good luck charm hung outside shops in Old Delhi. They are composed of a black thread (always black, or sometimes dark blue) strung with 7 chilies separated by one lemon. Shopkeepers will often replace them daily before the start of business, or have them renewed by people in the neighbourhood who might also deliver the morning paper, or chai. (My old camera never could have got this shot!)

2 Comments:

Mitch said...

And is there a reason or story behind the 7 chilies & lemon as to why it brings luck?

Robert said...

Beautiful shot. You seem to be having fun with the new camera.

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