WORDS & PHOTOS: SAMANTHA KAMALA
It's the pride and joy of the Monsoon Blooms operation; a few wooden houses amidst the forests of Kerala dedicated to growing medicinal plants, dyeing fabrics and weaving cotton by traditional handloom. When asked how long they've been using plants to dye cloth, the owners tell us simply, "over 10,000 years. This was the work of our forefathers." Their knowledge and passion is simply unimaginable, and these photos don't nearly do it justice.