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Detail of upper storey of front of a banya's house, Patan, showing elaborate wood carving

Detail of upper storey of front of a banya's house, Patan, showing elaborate wood carving

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/18(1927)

Item number: 1927

Length: 24.1

Width: 29.65

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the upper storey of a banya's house at Patan in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s, Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Wood carving on house facades was prevalent in Gujarat. The decoration is generally concentrated on the upper storey, with the ground floor left relatively plain. There are many fine examples of this work in Patan.

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