A Wooden Indian Piper


During a photo-walk yesterday morning, I happened into a Hindu store dubbed, “El Sol de la India” (The Sun of India) in the neighborhood of El Dorado.  That’s usually where I wander about to look for my pictures.

It was here where I noticed this beautiful piper exhibited inside the store’s window.  I spent quite some time post processing the shot in an effort to enhance its colors and delete the effects of the reflection on the window’s glass.  The tiles in the picture represent the mirror image of the tiles outside the store.

All in all I liked the colors, clothing, and shape of the Indian wooden figure playing his pipe.  Take a look.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
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4 thoughts on “A Wooden Indian Piper”

  1. Hello Omar,

    Indeed the handmade wooden figure is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    I would like to mention the figure is not ‘Hindu’, it is ‘Indian’ from Rajasthan. All things from India are not ‘Hindu’. People who follow the religion Hinduism are called Hindu. Objects do not fall in this category. All Indians are not Hindus. There are 7 religions in India, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Zorastrianism and Hinduism. In Panama all Indians are addressed as Hindu in Panama. It might be a short form of Industana, perhaps Indu, however both are incorrect. It would sound the same if addressing Panamanians as ‘Pana’. Hindustan does not exist anymore, it was only in the Medieval times that India was called by that name. It is time Indians were addressed correctly.

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