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Women grinding corn

Women grinding corn

Artist: Simpson, William (1823-1899)

Medium: Chromolithograph

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: X108(12)

Item number: Plate 12

Genre: Print

This is a chromolithograph of plate 12 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The laborious task of grinding corn in India was always performed by women, using two large flat circular stones. The upper stone had a handle for turning and a hole through which corn fell on to the lower stone, where it was crushed.

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