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Indian chatty (pottery) shop 4927

Indian chatty (pottery) shop 4927

Photographer: Hooper and Western

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/52(4927)

Item number: 4927

Length: 18.2

Width: 22.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Indian chatty (pottery) shop taken by Hooper & Western in c. 1871, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This is presumably one of the series of views which were shown first at the London Exhibition of 1871 and later at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 and mentioned in John Forbes Watson's catalogue of the Indian department at the Vienna Exhibition. The kumhar (potter) makes unglazed terracotta or earthenware pots for the storage of grain, spices or pickles, and for transporting and storing water. The potter also makes bricks and tiles for housing. Vessels for eating and drinking are usually made of metal or glass. However, small disposable drinking vessels, that are used once and then thrown away, are made of terracotta. This is a view of a trader seated among earthenware pots in front of his roadside shop

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