The tender coconuts decorated with hibiscus in crimson are so delightful a sight that charms the visitors who come across the shore of Mahe Islands in Seychelles.When they are under the shades in the midday sun, among the thick leaves of the surrounding, they add beauty to the shore and comfort to the people around in a cool manner !
The tender ones fulfill the thirst of the mass regardless to the age and enable the sellers to have their livelihood.So they attract the needy by displaying these fruits with a taste of artistry and care…!
These are the specimens of contemporary water crafts from the East and the West, built in traditional outlooks. The houseboats from the backwaters of Kerala in India, used mainly for the tourist purposes, mechanized fishing boats from the coastal belts of the Arabian Sea are the currently available models of the boat designing in the East. Simultaneously we can see the Western counterparts of the sailing crafts and other varieties of boats in the ports of the Arabian Sea in the Western Coasts of India.
The mother with the daughter reminds an icon; an icon of togetherness and dependence , dependence to each other.The icon enlightens a feeling of shelter; an attachment that brings safety and security to each other and the world around.So, being in such an attachment provides a light around the world to kindle affection and intimacy among the generations and the geography of different regions of the globe in order to flourish affection and affinity in each individual regardless of the creed….,
Mother and the Daughter, the global icon of affinity and affection
The coastal scenes in South India (Kerala) during the summer season are painted with the coconut palms bordering the lakes in confluence with the Arabian Sea;the evening lights make blushes on the frills of palm-leaves and the plants laid out wild in the untouchable corners of the shore,away from the catch of human beings. The sky which is about to fade by the setting sun was to welcome the new moon as the sign of the night and there was a colorful kite flying in the sky as if to kiss the moon reminding a summer night’s dream…!
It is curious to see that the young and the old people sitting behind the glass windows before the dining table to have their meals, especially in the morning.While the young are upright awaiting their dishes, the old ones remain inclined towards themselves before having what they have had for the breakfast !The glass windows reflecting the morning lights make a halo behind each so as to enlighten their lively attitude of age and taste.!
The Young Ones before the dining Table,against the morning Lights
The generations meet on the seaside ,they pass the techniques of how to make a merriment of life out of the shore and the water over to the next ones to build up what is to be done beside the sea and upon the hard rocks emerging out .The grandma teaches her grandson how to fish from the seaside with the latest hooks and the grandfather sits on the rocks watching them by keeping the toolkit….., a scene in the noontime when the light is bright and the wind is live …!
The Pisces were built upon the ground in stone and wood.The motifs were also drawn and painted upon dry coconut in La Digue …! In the Islands of Seychelles, the fish motif is that much prominent to be seen and enjoyed every where ! Thus the prime beings of life is celebrated in the Islands in the course of the routine life!