Brightly coloured sacred thread stitches together Hindus, Muslims (gallery)

Traditional sacred orange-yellow kalawa thread is used in Hindu rituals. Muslim artisans can be involved in the dyeing process of kalawa thread and chunri cloth.


Kalawa thread and chunri cloth


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An artisan hangs freshly dyed kalawa thread, a traditional sacred orange-yellow thread used in Hindu rituals, for drying at Lalgopalgunj village, about 45 kilometers from Allahabad, India April 10, 2013. Muslim artisans in the village are involved in the dyeing process of kalawa thread and chunri cloth. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

 

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