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Country women [Kashmir]

Country women [Kashmir]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/10(20)

Item number: 20

Length: 19.2

Width: 14.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of two women, posed with wicker baskets on their heads, in the modern-day state of Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. Jammu and Kashmir in a Himalayan region in north-western India famous for its lovely mountain scenery and lakes. Kashmiris work mainly on the land, producing crops and tending animals. Kashmir is also famous for its woollen textiles and the people produce fine shawls and carpets still using traditional methods going back centuries.

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