Getting ready for the market
Nam Ju and I were planning a trip to the flea market or Chor Bazaar. She was curious to see the antiques available. We made many plans, only to cancel at the last moment – “My daughter is not well, The driver hasn’t come” from her end and ” Something has happened at the last moment and I can’t make it” from mine.
So finally when we fixed up to go this morning, Nam Ju had her apprehensions. When I picked her up, she cheerfully pulled out a single use surgical mask and showed me with glee that she was prepared for the onslaught of germs and bacteria . I was a bit stunned – surely my city is not that bad?? But knowing the foreigners’ paranoia, I held my counsel and we proceeded through this hot and humid city to Mutton Street.
Mutton Street -Mumbai’s flea market
Walking down memory lane
At Karachi Gift store we found some interesting pieces of furniture and the lady in charge said that she was willing to finish off the piece in any way we wanted – distressed, metallised or just plain varnish.
Masks and statues animals in wood
marble and bronze were a plenty in this shop near Taherally’s.
Outside one of the curio shops near Taherally’s ( I gave Nam Ju the card so I don’t have the exact address), we saw two foreigners sitting in front of an urli. Nam Ju was interested in buying one so we went inside. Following the advice of one of the ladies we went further and further inside the shop to find that we were three rooms deep of masks and statues and boxes and all kinds of fascinating stuff. This shop is definitely worth visiting because it is a veritable Aladdin’s cave.
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- Chor Bazar is closed on Fridays
- Take a cab instead or get dropped off at Null Bazar because Pay & Park doesn’t exist over here.