Last October Fiona and I were in Tamil Nadu, inspecting hotels and developing new itinerary ideas. In particular we were looking for local craft workshops that could be visited and in the temple town of Tanjore we found a community workshop weaving wonderful saris and also a small backyard bronze foundry where we bought a delicate statue of the Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and mother of Ganesha. But the bronze had an unusual colour