Friday, December 12, 2008

Mamis and Melody

This is Mamis and her daughter Melody. Mamis is an amazing seamstress. She and her husband have a shop across the street from our villa and next door to the Kalimantan restaurant. It is called "Mamis Shop Made to Order". It is a small building with a large open window with two sewing machines where Mamis and a young woman work as people come and go along Jalan Pantai Sinhu. After a long day the opening is closed with a piece of plywood. She doesn't speak any English, but with my little Indonesian and acting abilities, she has made me some beautifully fitting clothes. Melody is the darling of the neighborhood.

1 comment:

A Brush with Color said...

I love your Bali work--this is wonderful, and what an amazing keepsake of someone who's an important part of your life there. Sweet portraits.