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A pile-carpet loom being worked at Hunsur (Mysore)

A pile-carpet loom being worked at Hunsur (Mysore)

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: Add.Or.755

Item number: 755

Length: 44.5

Width: 62

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a pile-carpet loom at Hunsur, Karnataka, by an anonymous artist working in the South India/Hunsur style, 1850. Inscribed in Persian: 'ghalichah buni (bunni) ka pathra' (Rug weaving loom): in English: 'Plan and Elevation of a Carpet loom with five men at work. Grazing Farm. Hoonsoor. 1st Nov, 1850.'

Hunsur, near the city of Mysore, is a manufacturing centre for many goods and crafts.

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