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Jewellery worn by weavers of Madras

Jewellery worn by weavers of Madras

Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/59(5439)

Item number: 5439

Length: 19.7

Width: 13.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Studio portrait of three weavers, two young women and a child, displaying jewellery, at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This photograph is attributed to the Madras School of Industrial Arts which was an important training centre for photographers in the area, established in 1850. The two women pictured here are wearing rings, earrings, noserings, bracelets, necklaces, and anklets.

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