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Monday, March 30, 2009

Through my lens ~ Natural Sponge

Loofah Sponge~ Berakaya peechu in telugu


Wondering what is this? and why for click event?

This month's CLICK Event theme is Wood. Portray in any form shape and size. So I thought why not this natural sponge which we use as a bathing sponge, brisk rubbing with Loofah sponge will exfoliate the skin and stimulate circulation.

We call it as berakaya peechu in telugu. It is made from drying out the biggest ridge gourds or chinese okra to get seeds for planting next year. The flesh gets dried out and the gourd is left with fibrous sponge like texture and ready to use. To know more details check this link
How to make Loofah sponge

Sending my entry to
Click event-Wood hosted by Jugabandi

Materials used:
Ridge gourd, Natural Loofah sponge from India, placemat and plenty of natural light
Camera:
Sony Cybershot DSCP100.
About photo: taken in dim sunlight as it was raining and without flash.

Settings: adjusted the brightness and contrast.

15 comments:

Asha said...

We used to have Loofah in the bathrooms in India, haven't seen these here. Looks great. Good to see your post again! :)

bee said...

what a great concept! thank you, dear padma.

myspicykitchen said...

That is great entry for click...

vegeyum said...

I used to buy these from the farmers in Kowloon, Hong Kong, near the Chinese border. They are great!

Aparna said...

I just saw Cham's unusal CLICK concept, and here's another wonderful one.
Very original concept.

Vishali said...

nice capture Padma!

Cynthia said...

We call it Nenwah :)

Athika said...

We also use this a lot in India. They are great for our skin.

-Athika

Padma said...

Hi, Padma
R U from Rayalaseema? I am from Anantapur, A.P. Good to see your recipes..
Right now, we are in FL..
Feel free to drop a mail for padmapalem@gmail.com..
Thank you..
Padma Reddy

Srivalli said...

Thats a lovely shot Padma..good to see your post...!

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Padhu said...

Nice pics

konasani said...

Hmm my grand ma uses this a lot. its very good 4 skin

kanthi said...

Hi padma,
Its a natural scrubber,isnt it.If used with wet bath powder,it removes all the dead cells on the body,making the skin soft.
Now a days we forgot this,thanks for reminding it.

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