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Manipur women washing clothes.

Manipur women washing clothes.

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Add.Or.575

Item number: 575

Length: 27.1

Width: 25

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a Manipur woman washing clothes, by an unknown artist working in the Manipur style, c. 1870. Inscribed: 'Manipur woman washing clothes'.

The state of Manipur, literally "Jewelled Land" is located in the North East of India on the border with Myanmar. Manipur came under British Rule in 1926, after years of clashes with Myanmar and with the Nagas, a major tribe located in the state.

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