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Carpet Embroiderers

Carpet Embroiderers

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/10(4)

Item number: 4

Length: 14.9

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a seated group of three embroiderers in the modern-day state of Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. These craftsmen are embroidering a range of either tablecloths or bed-covers and throws, the designs of which are are influenced by the natural beauty of this Himalayan region, often incorporating flowers, fruit, animals and local scenery as well as geometric patterns.

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