A thooLi in Luz, Mylapore...

March 1, 2011

Some time ago (well, in 2009, as a matter of fact) I’d posted about the


that the proud parents engineered for KTB (or Eli as she was then called…I’d forgotten that myself!)

When we went walking in Luz, in Mylapore, a few days ago, I snapped this thooLi hanging from the tree:

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No engineering here, only cost-effectiveness; an old saree and the bough of a tree made a good place for the baby to be rocked to sleep.

I wonder, in how many cultures, this is a common way of putting babies to sleep?