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Cashmere shawl manufacture; woven shawls

Cashmere shawl manufacture; woven shawls

Artist: Simpson, William (1823-1899)

Medium: Chromolithograph

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: X108(8)

Item number: Plate 8

Genre: Print

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 8 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The shawl was the Kashmiri product most prized by Europeans. They were hand-woven on looms by men only. Here Simpson shows a master weaver at work with two boy apprentices at his side.

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