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Fascinating market at Jaisalmer

 

Fascinating market at Jaisalmer

It was a visual treat to walk around in the markets at Jaisalmer. All kinds of shops and fascinating stuff on display with some clever and at times bizarre signboards.

For a long time, I wanted to get a shoulder bag made from camel hide. Came across several shops selling camel hide products but could not locate the kind of bag I was looking for. I was about to give up and there was only one shop which I had not checked out. When I was checking out his wares, the shopkeeper asked me about the Livestrong band I was wearing. I realised that he too was wearing one but his band had reached its end of life. I offered my band to him and he was so thrilled. I kind of liked one bag at his shop but wanted a one with a handle and not one with only a strap. He offered to fit a handle to it. What I saw in the next hour or so was very focused workmanship. Not only that, there was a pleasant surprise for me - this fellow also crafted a wrist band made out of camel hide.