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Front of a banya's house, Patan, showing elaborate wood carving on upper storey

Front of a banya's house, Patan, showing elaborate wood carving on upper storey

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/18(1926)

Item number: 1926

Length: 23.5

Width: 28.65

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the fa├žade 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.

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