18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

Boy pauses on the steps of temple to tighten his unwieldy garment, more used to a pair of jeans. His extraordinarily thin frame caught my eye. His garment’s beautiful. Called a dhoti, it is a traditional men's garment worn in India - a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, knotted at the waist.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © Paul Seow