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Portrait of a Muslim girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, and anklets

Portrait of a Muslim girl from Sindh, showing method of wearing ear and nose rings, and anklets

Photographer: Michie and Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/59(5443)

Item number: 5443

Length: 25.7

Width: 20.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Full-length standing studio portrait of a Muslim girl from Karachi in Sind, Pakistan, taken by Michie and Company in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This is one of a series of photographs commissioned by the Government of India in the 19th century, in order to gather information about the dress, customs, trade and religions of the different racial groups on the sub-continent. Images like this one were exhibited at European international exhibitions during the nineteenth century. The girl in the photograph demonstrates the method of wearing ear and nose rings, and anklets.

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