Sarnakais (goldsmiths), Eastern Bengal.
Medium: Photographic print
This print shows a group of three goldsmiths posed with the tools of their trade taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s. This print is from a collection of portrait studies of individuals and groups from Eastern Bengal (modern Bangladesh and Assam). They were taken in or around a temporary studio constructed from wicker panels with an open roof to admit light onto the subjects.