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0_my_roof_grow_in_the_Kallivelli_Reservoir



1.1dry_clay_bed_in_Kallivelli



1.2 bike_clicking_author



1.3beautiful_people_1



1.4beautiful_people



1.7the_harvesters



1.8 skilled_stacker



1.9ready_to_send_them_up



2.1_getting_ready_to_load



2.3tractor_gods



2_getting_ready_to_load



3.0_beautiful_people



3.1_heading_home



4.0getting_the_sambu_ready_for_the_laying



4.1 if_you_won't_do it,_then_I_will.



4.2 neatl_ re-bundled_Veryl



4.3th_ heap_that_would_be_compost



4.4th_ solitary_bundler



5.0master_Munuswami_preparing_the_border_that_runs_along_the_bottom_edge_of_the_roof.



5.1master_Radhakrishnan_sharpening_the_'kassanga'



5.2 laying_the_border_around_the_edge.



5.3layin_ the_border_around_the_edge_Old_single_layer_ roof_in_background



5.4learning_to_keep_the bottom_flat_ie_horizontal_so_the_rain_drips_off_the_outer_edge



5.5horizontal_edge_finish



6.0_coming_from_the_forest_with_an_armful_of_'kassanga'



6.1step_two_three_and_four_in_process.



6.2_ Veryl_over_Sambu



6.3the_roof_grows



6.4_Radhakrishnan_does_the_ bottom_half_Munuswami_takes_it_to_the_top.



6.5pull_out_a_bit_over_there



6.6master



7.0cropping_the_ridge



7.1potter_on_second_roof_ready_to_set_up_ridge



7.2starting_the_ridge



7.3loose_bundles_give_bulk_to_ridge_followed_by_Sambu



7.4looking_for_the_'Japanese'_look



7.5it's_nice_up_there_why_come_down



7.6designer_is_reminded_of_true_proffesion_by_kiln_shed



7.7ready_to_challenge_rain_clouds_overhead



7.8designer_hands_over_bakshish_to_senior_master_thatcher



7.8man_of_the_house_to_ inspect_finished_ridge



7.9final_touch



8.0_roof_no._2_Amudha_in_action



8.1_roof_no.2_this_has_a_steeper_slope_and_two_sides_only



8.2_roof_no.2_getting_ready_to_pull_down_old_traditional_single_layer_roof.



8.3_roof_no.2_getting_ready_for_the_ridge_work



8.4_roof_no.2_ is_over_our_living_space_steep_slope_makes_the_laying_more_difficult_thatch_tends_to_slide



9.0two_completed_roofs



9.1the_curve_of_the_roof_follows_the_curve_of_the_structure_underneath



9.5the_honored_master_thatchers



9.6jolly_team



9.7serving_the_team_head



9.8pottery_studio_bathed_in_ morning_magic



9.9morning_sun_enchanting_the_pottery_studio