Front of a banya's house, Patan, showing elaborate wood carving on upper storey
Photographer: Cousens, Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the façade 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.