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Sawyers

Sawyers

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/10(14)

Item number: 14

Length: 14.4

Width: 20.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of sawyers in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. This image shows a team of sawyers at work with double-handed saws. Wood has been a traditional building material in the region for nearly a thousand years and many houses and shrines are richly carved with decoration. Wood is also used to make decorative furniture, boxes, screens, ornaments and trays.

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